Opportunities Board

The Creative Future Writers' Award Competition for All Underrepresented Writers is Open For Entries
Creative Future

Opportunity closes: 14th May 2023
Type: Award
Based: United Kingdom
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: creativefuture.org.uk
Instagram: @creativefutureuk

We’re excited to announce our 2023 Writers’ Award competition is officially open for entries from all underrepresented writers!

The theme for our 10th Awards is ‘X.’ Your work should respond to the theme, implicitly or explicitly, but we’re looking for quality writing first and foremost. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement. Send us your best work!

Twelve writers in three categories will receive:

This year we have a new genre for our competition, creative non-fiction. You can read more about this here.

Our 2023 judges are British poet Wayne Holloway-Smith, experimental Nigerian British author Irenosen Okojie, and writer, editor and publisher Nina Mingya Powles.

You have until Sunday 14 May 2023, 11.59 pm to enter your poetry (up to 50 lines), fiction or creative non-fiction pieces (up to 2000 words).

You can enter online, by email, or by post. Before you apply, it’s really important that you check our rules and that you’re eligible. We aim to make it as easy as possible to submit work.

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is by looking at previous winners’ work. You can do this by purchasing our previous anthologies here.

If you need some tips or advice on perfecting your craft, check out some of our handy resources here and you might find our Pathway Guide for Writers helpful too

Happy submitting! We look forward to reading your entries. Enter here

How To Apply

You can submit ONE piece of writing, up to and not exceeding the word limits (excluding the title):

  • Poetry: maximum 50 lines
  • Fiction: maximum 2000 words
  • Creative Non-Fiction: maximum 2000 words

How To Enter


  • Online - We are using Zealous as an entry platform and cannot offer technical support. If you have problems making an online entry, please contact http://help.zealous.co or e-mail [email protected] You can also use one of the other methods of entry.
  • By e-mail - please download an entry form below and return it with your entry to [email protected].
  • By post - please download an entry form below and return it with your entry to:
    Creative Future Writers' Award
    Community Base
    113 Queens Road
    Brighton BN1 3XG

Postal entries must be received by Monday 15 May 2023

We cannot accept any entries without an entry form.



If you have any questions, get in touch on 01273 234780 (Tuesdays only) or [email protected].

We are a small part-time team and may not respond right away, but will do so as soon as we can.

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