The Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 will be opening for entry on 15 November 2018 until 7 February 2019. 

This year we’ll be visiting Sunderland, Leeds, York and Manchester to meet new writers and to share expertise from publishing and broadcast industry professionals; previous Northern Writers’ Awards winners; and established writers. All of our roadshows are free to attend, but booking is essential. They are all suitable to both new and experienced writers. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there!

Writing Fiction Roadshow
12pm-4pm, 17 November 2018, Sunderland University 

This Roadshow will include sessions on the author-agent relationship, finding outlets for new fiction and essential advice for anyone considering applying for the Northern Writers’ Awards and other opportunities.

Hachette Writing for Children Roadshow
12.30pm-4.30pm, 24 November 2018, Leeds City Art Gallery

We’re excited to launch the Hachette Children’s Novel Award a roadshow dedicated to supporting children’s writers. We’ll be joined in Leeds by an impressive gathering of Hachette editors and writers who will be sharing their expertise and experiences with us.

Northern Poetry Showcase and Roadshow
6pm-8.30pm, 13 December 2018, York St John University

This event will celebrate some of the remarkable poets that have come through the Northern Writers’ Awards programmes and is relevant for poets at all stages of their careers. As we launch the 2019 New North Poets award in partnership with the Poetry School, we’ll feature readings and discussion from the five 2017 winners who have reached the end of their programme of development support.

Channel 4 Writing for Television and Radio Roadshow
12pm-4pm, 19 January 2019, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester 

We’re more than delighted to be coming to Manchester for our designated television and radio event in association with Channel 4. This Roadshow is for anyone interested in writing for screen or audio formats, no matter how much experience you may have.

There is always high demand for spaces on our writing roadshows and we want to make sure that as many people as possible can benefit. If you book a space, please be sure to attend or cancel it in advance so that someone else can attend in your place. Thank you!