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In conjunction with Arvon, we are offering a prose writer the chance to undertake an Arvon course. This may be either a tutored or untutored retreat, depending on what you think will be of most benefit to you. Both children’s writers and writers for adults may apply for this award. We are grateful to Arvon for their continued support of this award.

Read the Eligibility Guidelines here.

To enter writers should submit a sample of 3000–6000 words and a synopsis of up to 600 words. Please answer the application questions. Please note, you may enter this award in addition to one other award, except for either of the Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards.

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.
  • Be working towards a full-length work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or poetry.

This award will be judged by Arvon and New Writing North.

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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