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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.

We are delighted to be working with the Word Factory to offer a short story writer based in the North access to the Word Factory Apprentice programme. This opportunity is open to writers who have not yet published a full-length work of fiction (either novels or short story collections). Previously self-published writers and published authors from other genres such as non-fiction and poetry may apply. 

The Word Factory Northern Apprentice will receive: mentoring from the writer Catherine Menon; a £1000 bursary from New Writing North; and access to Word Factory and New Writing North activities. More information about the Word Factory can be found at www.thewordfactory.tv.

To enter this award you should submit a short story, on any theme, of up to 2000 words.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.