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.

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Supporting new writers

Early career writers can be any age and from any background; it’s never too late to embark on a career as a writer.

The National Centre for Writing has long supported writers at all stages of their careers. The Early Career Awards provide a specific focus on writers at the very beginning of their writing journeys. While the awards shine a spotlight on the best new published writers, we will soon be launching a collection of practical and free resources designed to help all early writers get a head start.

Join the newsletter and we’ll let you know when the early career resources are available.

In the meantime you can explore some of our current work supporting writers by following the links below.

Press information

All press inquiries should be directed to Emily Souders at Riot Communications: emily@riotcommunications.com / 0203 174 0118

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