Monday, 7 May 2018

Help for struggling writers

The Creative Future Literary Awards are for "people who are under-represented in the literary world – those who find it difficult to access the literary world either because of mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance." 

If you're eligible (more details of groups they consider to be under represented are listed on the website), you may submit either poetry or a short story and be in with a chance of a substantial cash prize along with professional writing help. The competition is free to enter. Donations are welcomed to allow it to remain so.

Sometimes this writing lark can feel like a bit of a struggle, but I'm aware that compared with the battles some people face, I really have it very easy. I must make more effort to count my blessings, rather than focus on a few little irritations.


  1. Well said. Some people don't have the opportunities we do.

  2. Hi Patsy - so many have it much worse than us ... we are lucky and thankfully we are positive too - cheers Hilary

    1. Positivity is a definite plus, Hilary.

  3. Thank you for posting, Patsy. I appreciate the shout-out. Laura (Author and Creative Future Literary Awards Project Manager)

  4. Thanks for posting this. I've shared the details with someone I know who works with just such groups of writers.


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