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Creative Future showcases the work of talented marginalised writers

The Creative Future Literary Awards is a national literary competition and high profile awards ceremony which celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction. There is no entry fee. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Prizes include £1000 of cash prizes & professional writing development support. The theme for the 2015 competition is ‘Impossible Things‘.

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Creative Future is doing crucial work. Imaginative writing - be it fiction or factual - grants reader and writer alike a precious space in which they can overcome whatever barriers life may have thrown in their way, from mental illness to disability to social exclusion. Unfortuantely, like all the creative ...
Patrick Gale, Novelist
Creative Future are a great outfit. As someone who started on the margins myself, the work they do supporting writers up against it is second to none. That's why I support CF Literary Awards.
John O'Donoghueauthor of 'Sectioned: A Life Interrupted', awarded Mind Book of the Year 2010
Creativity belongs to everyone. Creativity helps people survive hard times. Creativity can't be taken from us, but given encouragement, it grows. That's why I'm supporting Creative Future Literary Awards.
Maggie Gee OBENovelist
Creativity thrives where it is most needed.  This is why I support the Creative Future Literary Awards.
Diversity in publishing is such an important issue and organisations like yours are invaluable in opening up doors to what can be a very closed industry.
Poetry gave me a space where I did not feel marginalised any more, whether I was writing about race, sexuality or mental health, I never felt I had to be anything other than my authentic self. Any platform that encourages this form of expression should be applauded and supported.
Because winners receive a mix of cash and professional development, the awards act as both a brilliant incentive to get writing and an opportunity to nurture and showcase marginalised talent.  
It brings great joy to me personally to know that there are places out there like Creative Future, providing those in need, with the right mentoring, training and the chance to publish and publicly exhibit their work.

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Creative Future Literary Awards

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