Put pen to paper or boot-up Word: the prestigious Northern Writers’ Awards 2016 are open for entry until 11pm, Wednesday 3 February. These awards support the development of writers of all ages and in various genres.
The Northern Writers’ Awards are for work-in-progress and cover genres including fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels and children’s books. Opportunities also include three Channel 4/Northumbria University Writing for Television bursaries for aspiring television writers, who will gain a 12-month development period with Lime Productions; an Arvon residential course; and manuscript assessment from The Literary Consultancy.
Founded by New Writing North in 2000, the Northern Writers’ Awards have supported 197 writers from across the North of England. With an award fund worth £40,000, there are awards available for writers at all stages: new writers can gain mentoring or developmental support, as well as introductions to the publishing and television industries, while for established writers winning an award can buy time to complete a project. There are also awards for young people aged 18 and under.
Entry is FREE. Enter at www.northernwritersawards.com.