Enter the Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2021 competition - deadline 6 June 2021

The Creative Future Writers’ Awards is the UK’s only national competition for all underrepresented writers and features over £10,000 in cash and writer development prizes.

The award is open to all writers whose stories are underrepresented in mainstream publishing including those with mental health issues, physical/learning disabilities, neurodiversity, Black writers, LGBTQIA+ writers, as well as writers from working class backgrounds.

2019 Platinum Prose winner Susan Downer says: “Not only did I win the award, but the development opportunity that is part of the award is absolutely amazing. That’s the main reason I entered the competition.”

The theme of the award this year is ‘ESSENTIAL’. Poetry (up to 42 lines) and short fiction (up to 2,000 words) should be submitted before the deadline of 11.59pm on Sunday 6 June 2021. Writers can submit via the website, post, or in person.