Apply for the New Writers Awards 2018
The New Writers Awards 2018 are currently open for applications. Apply online and find out more below.
These annual awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing.
- A £2,000 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work
- Tailored personal development opportunities, which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals.
- Training in PR, performance and presentation training
- The opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents.
- A week long retreat offering 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
How to apply
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 5 July (midday).
- 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.
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 and author of Infinite Ground.
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