Celebrating new writers
The Early Career Awards are a new form of literary prize, combining the power of a private trust with the unique, year-round educational programme of the National Centre for Writing. Contributions from Arts Council England are increasing the impact of the awards by contributing towards an early career digital programme, providing resources, professional development and industry advice as a free public resource for new writers. Tailored early career support for the award winning writers will include residency opportunities, mentoring and industry support to help them build a sustainable career.
Launching as the new home for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Early Career Awards will continue to expand later in 2019 with two new awards.