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This programme will offer a package of support to three poets who are yet to publish a full-length collection.

The programme has been devised by New Writing North to offer structured and developmental support to poets with a work in progress showing potential for publication.

Three awards will be made in this category. Each winner will receive £2000, mentoring and access to the Northern Writers’ Awards Talent Network.

One of the three winners will be accepted onto the Out-Spoken Press Emerging Poets Development Scheme and receive mentoring from Anthony Anaxagorou.

Additionally, all three poets will receive a group professional development session with a poetry publisher.

Read the Eligibility Guidelines here.

To enter poets should submit up to 30 poems or an equivalent amount of longer sequences. Each submission of work must be accompanied by a commentary that describes the proposed project.

To apply for this award you should be:

  • Living in the North of England at the time of entering and planning to remain here for at least another 12 months.
  • Over the age of 18.
  • A debut poet: you may have published a pamphlet and had individual poems in magazines and anthologies but you should not yet have published a full collection.

These awards are judged by Helen Mort and Anthony Anaxagorou.

For more information, please read the Eligibility and Terms and Conditions carefully.

For any enquiries, please read the FAQs. If you still need an answer, contact us at awards@newwritingnorth.com

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