The Creative Future Literary Awards (CFLA) is a national literary competition and high-profile awards ceremony that celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance.
The competition accepts poetry (maximum 200 words) and short fiction (maximum 1000 words). The theme for 2018 is Chemistry.
Prizes include £7,500 of cash and top writing development prizes supplied by The Literary Consultancy, Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy, The Poetry School, Myriad Editions, Penned in the Margins & Creative Future.
The high-profile award event features a selection of readings from the award winning submissions, as well as performances from prominent guest authors. Winning submissions are also published in an anthology alongside work by guest authors, available in hard copy and as an e-book.
Monday 18 June at noon.
Those eligible include people who feel their opportunities are limited as a result of:
- having a mental health issue
- having a physical disability
- having a long-term limiting illness
- having a learning disability/ASD/ADHD
- having a sensory impairment
- having a substance misuse issue
- being homeless or in temporary accommodation
- being a survivor of abuse
- being a care leaver
- being long term unemployed
- being a carer
- being an offender or ex-offender
- being part of the BMER/Traveller community
- being part of the LGBTQ+ community
- being an older person (65+)
All competition entrants will have to state how they are under-represented on the competition entry form before being accepted as a valid competition entrant. This is a funder’s requirement. Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.
For the full completion rules please go to https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/how-to-apply/rules/
To submit your work online please go to https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/how-to-apply/apply-online/