Ends on February 7, 2019

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 Carys Davies; a £1000 bursary from New Writing North; and a year’s free access to all Word Factory events and masterclasses. As a part of the programme, the winning writer will join an established writing community and have the chance to read a showcase event in London. 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.