Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries

Writers based in the North of England are invited to submit their work-in-progress to the Northern Writers’ Awards 2019.

The Northern Writers’ Awards are for work-in-progress and exist to recognise talent and support new work towards publication or broadcast. The awards are the largest of their kind in the UK and have a reputation for identifying some of the best unpublished writing in the country. There are awards for writers of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and television at different stages of their careers, including young people. Awards can include publication; mentoring; developmental support; and cash awards to buy time to write.

There are categories across novel writing, short story, poetry, non-fiction and scriptwriting.

For scriptwriters the categories include the Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards, with a mentoring placement on Hollyoaks, produced by Lime Pictures and the Television Drama Award with a mentoring placement at Bonafide Films.

How to apply: For full details and to enter visit the Northern Writers’ Awards website

Deadline; 7 February 2019 

Source: BBC Writersroom


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