Spotlight Books

Small books, big ideas – we’re looking for a few good writers

New Writing South, Creative Future and Myriad Editions have launched an open call for unpublished poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds, defined as those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance.

Inventive, hidden, compelling, unrecognised, challenging, unheard, ambitious. We are inviting manuscripts of fiction (8000 – 10,000 words) and poetry (40 – 45 pages at 20 lines/page).

Six writers will be selected and supported to polish their manuscripts and further their careers, and be published in individual short books.

More information about how to enter



Application Deadline:
24 February 2019 11:59 pm