Please note: you may only submit to one award, with the exception that you may additionally apply for a TLC Free Read. If you apply for any other award, your submission will be discounted.
This award is worth £2,000. It will support writers to develop work in progress and to complete books and collections of work. The award is open to applications from both emerging and established writers.
You will need to prepare the following information to submit your application through our website entry portal. Please note the specific word count limits to the sections.
The creative work that you are submitting
To enter writers must submit between 3,000 and 6,000 words of prose, two or more short stories (of no more than 6,000 words in total) or up to 30 poems. This work should be prepared as a separate PDF or Word document that can then be uploaded via our application portal (you will be prompted to attach it when you are submitting).
Each submission of work must be accompanied by a synopsis that describes the proposed project. For novelists, the synopsis should describe the tone and narrative of the book and for short stories and poetry collections the synopsis should give us a clear idea of the themes and content of the collection that you are working towards.