New Writers Awards 2016
We've now announced the winners of our 2016 New Writers Awards. Click here to learn more about them and join our mailing list to hear about future deadlines.
The New Writers Awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing.
Awardees receive a £2,000 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work, as well as a tailored professional development package which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals, training in PR, performance and presentation training, and the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents. The awards also include a week-long retreat at Cove Park. The retreat provides time, space and the freedom to create new work in idyllic surroundings.
Writers over the age of 18 can apply for one category, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. There is no upper age limit to apply.
The awards are divided into three different categories. Click on a category for further information:
- Fiction and Narrative Non-fiction in English and Scots
- Poetry in English and Scots
- Children’s and Young Adult Fiction in English and Scots
The Callan Gordon Award
The Callan Gordon Award provides an additional space on the programme for a short story writer or poet between the ages of 18 and 35. Click here to learn more about the award.
How to apply
- Please read our eligibility criteria carefully.
- Choose the category above which best represents your work. Please note that we cannot tell you which category to apply for.
- Follow the application instructions on the category page.
Applications for the New Writers Awards 2016 are now closed. Applications received will not be considered.
Here's what previous awardees had to say about their experiences on the programme:
Malachy Tallack, author of Sixty Degrees North
Martin MacInnes, winner of the Manchester Prize for Fiction 2014
Lucy Ribchester, author of The Hourglass Factory
Image credit: Tang Yao Hoong