The Northern Writers’ Awards recognise work in progress. Winning an award can buy time to complete work or can lead to development opportunities with New Writing North and some of our literature and broadcast sector partners, including Channel 4, Hachette Children’s Group, Arvon, and The Literary Consultancy.
Established in 2000, the Northern Writers’ Awards supports work-in-progress by new, emerging and established writers across the North of England. The Awards support writers creatively as they develop their work towards publication, as well as helping them to progress professionally and navigate their way through the publishing industry.
The awards are produced by New Writing North with support from Northumbria University and Arts Council England and a range of publishing and media partners.