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What role might writers have in helping to shape the future of the North East? Our new ambitious commissioning project seeks to find out. In early 2020, we will commission at least twelve new pieces of work from writers who live and work in the North.

We are asking writers to look beyond the flux and rhetoric of the current moment to explore how the contemporary North East ticks; to consider the heritage of our region; and to inspire us with new ideas about what its future story might be.

With each piece of original writing, we want to get under the skin of the region. We’ll be commissioning broadly across the forms of creative non-fiction, documentary reportage, fiction, poetry, verbatim accounts, and personal memoir to find new narratives for the North East.

Find out more about this opportunity and eligibility criteria

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