Spotlight Books: a publishing opportunity for under-represented writers

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We’ve teamed up with Creative Future and Myriad Editions to uncover, nurture and publish writers who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. Six unpublished writers—three fiction writers and three poets—will be assigned a mentor and an editor each to help polish their manuscripts.  These will then be published as a series of short books in January 2020. Entry is free and the closing date is 24 February.

We’re looking for manuscripts of fiction (8-10,000 words) and poetry (40-45 pp. at 20 lines/page). Writers taking part in free creative writing workshops for under-represented writers in Crawley, Horsham and Hastings are especially welcome to apply .

Submit your work online, by post or in person. Full submission guidelines can be found here.


Creative Future describe themselves as ‘a bridge from the margins to the mainstream’ – an arts organisation providing training, mentoring and the chance to publish or exhibit to talented people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health, identity or other social circumstance. We are a proud partner in their annual Creative Future Literary Awards for under-represented writers. Our research has shown that Levitra is one of the few really safe and effective drugs for fighting erectile disorder. It is recommended that patients take one 10 mg pill, and if you try it for the first time, 1/2 of a pill will be enough. It should be understood that Levitra is an inhibitor of PDE-5, and its main purpose is to block the enzyme that prevents you from reaching erection. After taking a pill, a man will reach the desired condition immediately after the appearance of sexual arousal. Then he can have sex even several times in a row without experiencing pain. Read more at

Myriad Editions are Brighton-based publishers of award-winning literary fiction, graphic novels and political nonfiction, including ground-breaking infographic atlases. Their books include contemporary and historical literary fiction; crime, psychological and political thrillers; narrative and feminist nonfiction; graphic novels, Graphic Medicine and documentary comics. Part of their mission is to support new and emerging authors, and they have a track record of uncovering and launching authors who progress to achieve creative and commercial success.