The Early Career Awards are a new form of literary prize, combining the power of awards with the unique, year-round educational programme of the National Centre for Writing. Support from Arts Council England has helped us create an early career digital programme, providing free resources, professional development and industry advice 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.
The Early Career Awards celebrate and support new writers with cash prizes and bespoke mentoring and guidance. The winners of the Desmond Elliott Prize, the UEA New Forms Award and the Laura Kinsella Fellowship have been announced and you can catch up on the celebrations right here.
UEA New Forms Award: Charlotte Geater Laura Kinsella Fellowship: Harminder Kaur Desmond Elliott Prize: AK Blakemore
Late to the afterparty?
The DEP 2021 afterparty was hosted by none other than Booktuber and literature aficionado Simon Savidge. It doesn’t matter if you missed it – you can catch up on the video here: