£40,000 up for grabs as search begins for literature’s leading northern lights
you’re an author of crime fiction, a children’s novelist or short story
writer, whether your passion is poetry or prose, New Writing North want
to see your submissions. New and established writers alike are being
encouraged to enter for the awards, which are now open to wordsmiths
from all over the north of England – from Carlisle to Castleford, Leeds
to Liverpool and Humberside to Tyneside.
Originally aimed at writers living in the North East, the annual
awards scheme has now been expanded to include entrants from the North
West, Yorkshire and Humberside, while the prize fund has increased
dramatically, thanks largely to a new partnership with Northumbria
The awards have different categories for new and established
writers, and for prose and poetry. Prizes include bursaries for writing
courses, professional critiques on your work in development, cash prizes
to help you buy time to write, and even an international residency in
Newcastle, Australia, with an exchange with the Hunter Writers’ Centre.
You have until 5pm on Thursday 31st January to enter, and you can get all the information and apply at www.northernwritersawards.com.