Creative Future is an arts organisation and charity supporting some of the UK's most talented underrepresented artists. We have a specialism is in working with underrepresented writers. We work with those who feel they lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, or other social circumstances.
Our flagship event is The Creative Future Writers' Award, an annual development programme for talented writers from underrepresented backgrounds. It includes the UK’s only national writing competition for all underrepresented writers, alongside a series of workshops in hubs throughout the UK.
With the support of our leading literary partners, winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and are given the opportunity to develop their work through training, mentoring, assessment and coaching.
Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including cash & professional writing development opportunities.
Alongside our competition, we hold a high profile awards ceremony–in 2019 this was held at the Southbank Centre in London as part of London Literature Festival—featuring the winning writers and prominent guest authors.
Winning submissions are also published in an anthology alongside work by our guest authors, available in hard copy and as an e-book.
Head to our website to find out more www.creativefuture.org.uk