New Writing North partners with Prototype Publishing on new development programme

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We’re delighted to be partnering with Prototype Publishing to offer three spaces on their Prototype Development Programme to writers from the North of England.

The Prototype Development Programme will be open to writers based in the North through the Northern Writers’ Awards.

The programme is open to writers and artists who have not yet had a book published, and are at a formative stage in their careers. We are especially keen to reach writers from underrepresented backgrounds, and we encourage applications from global majority, working-class, disabled, LGBTQ+ and other communities that have been historically underrepresented in UK publishing. Prototype will offer an extended and focused period of support to emerging writers who might not have the opportunity to access such creative and career development.

Prototype’s six-month programme will offer remote learning and personal development through a series of group workshops and feedback sessions, alongside a programme of five seminars led by different pairings of curators, writers, publishers, editors, and literary agents, all carried out online, making them widely accessible.

Participants will also receive a bursary of £500 from Prototype and will have their work published in issue 6 of the annual PROTOTYPE anthology.

Applications will be open between 12 September – 23 October.

Find out more about Prototype Publishing and the development programme on their website. Applications will be made through our Northern Writers’ Awards Enter page here