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Northern Writers' Awards
Notes from a Mentorship
03 March 2022 by
Amy Stewart won the Word Factory Apprentice Award 2021 as part of the Northern Writers’ Awards. In this blog, Amy...
My Publication Story
13 January 2021 by
Winning a Northern Writers’ Award has changed my writing life. As a published poet, I didn’t have a lot of...
Ciah White on winning a Northern Writers’ Award
30 July 2019 by
Writing is something I’ve always done. However, poetry was something I saw as almost pretentious; perhaps because back then I...
The Application Dilemma
17 January 2019 by
I’m a bit rubbish at sending work off and competitions are just not my thing. I can’t visualise any circumstances...
Winning the Andrea Badenoch Award
10 January 2019 by
It’s good to be asked to write a short piece about winning one of the Northern Writers’ Awards because I...
From Coast to Coast to Coast
09 January 2019 by
The day I received the email from New Writing North stands out clearly. I’d just received some positive comments about...
On Crowdfunding My Debut Novel
19 December 2018 by
If writing a book is a strange process that can take you from inspiration to despair, then crowdfunding one is...
Iain Rowan: A Room with a View
20 November 2018 by
Winning any kind of award or prize is always wonderful for any writer. For a moment, just for a moment,...
A Shed of One’s Own
04 October 2018 by
I’ll start with a confession. When I first read Virginia Woolf’s famous essay ‘A Room of One’s Own’ in my...
Where I Write: Eloise Unerman
05 March 2018 by
How do I work? Now there’s a question. I’ve never been asked that before but when New Writing North put...
Where I Write: Amy Lord
12 January 2018 by
It probably says a lot about me that, despite spending a fair portion of my time writing and blogging, I...
Sarah Dunnakey: The Northern Writers’ Awards
21 November 2017 by
On Thursday 30th January 2014 I was sitting at my computer. Working. But I had the occasional glance at Twitter...