New Writers Awards 2015

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 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.

Click here to find out more about the awards. 

We're delighted to announce that the following writers will receive a New Writers Award in 2015:

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Rachelle Atalla

Fiction 

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DP Colgan

Fiction

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Basil W Davies

Fiction

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Julie Martis

Fiction

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Olga Wojtas

Fiction

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Stephen Keeler

Poetry

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Lindsay Macgregor

Poetry

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Aiko Greig

Poetry

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Michael Richardson

Children's and Young Adult

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Claire Squires

Children's and Young Adult

   

Shortlisted Writers

Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction

L M Morgan
Sian Paisley
Kaite Welsh
Kenneth Taylor
Keri McGuigan
Shelley Sclater

Poetry

Gillian Mellor
Ciara MacLaverty
William Bonar
Sue Gutteridge

Children's and Young Adult

Rachel Davison
Cat Dean
Sharon Mitchell
Sophie Cameron
Helen MacKenzie
Robert McGinty
Rachael Fulton