Prizes and Awards

London Writers Awards 2021


The London Writers Awards is Spread the Word’s annual writer development programme for London-based unpublished prose writers from backgrounds currently under-represented in publishing.
The Awards focus on four genres of prose writing: literary fiction (including short stories), commercial fiction (for e.g.: crime, science fiction, romance), narrative non-fiction and YA/children’s.
The Awards is for London-based prose writers who identify as being from a background currently underrepresented in publishing. We consider these backgrounds to be:

– Disabled
– Working class
– Writers of colour: Black, Asian, Arabic, Mixed-Raced and Non-white Latinx

Writers are  selected through  a free and open application process. The  programme  is for writers who  are committed to developing their work, their craft and their career. 

Deadline 30 September 2020

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