Does your fiction communicate story in new and innovative ways?

Submissions for the 2021 award are now open.

The UEA New Forms Award seeks fiction that explores the boundaries of possibility. We are seeking fiction writers at the beginning of their careers whose work might:

  • Collaborate with other art-forms or in site specific/site responsive ways
  • Experiment with forms of performance or print
  • Challenge traditional form or experiment with theme, style, voice, structure or language
  • Inhabit a digital space through online collaboration, gaming, virtual or augmented realities or other virtual ecologies

University of East Anglia has a reputation for creative writing spanning half a century. In collaboration with National Centre for Writing this award exists to champion bold innovation in craft, rewarding a daring new voice in fiction.

Click here to access the submission forms.

One winning writer will receive:

  • A prize of £4,000
  • A bespoke period of development, which may include mentoring, learning opportunities and promotional platform, depending on the writer’s ambition and need

The UEA New Forms Award is part of the National Centre for Writing’s Early Career Awards.