Unpublished novelist competition 2016

Creativate National Writing Competition 2016: Call for Submissions


UK Creative Arts is delighted to announce the creation of a new competition for budding UK writers. In the UK, there are a number of talented authors who are aspiring to have their work published. The Creativate National Writing Competition has been launched by UK Creative Arts, in order to support those authors who have talent, but who haven’t yet had the opportunity of demonstrating that talent to the industry. As part of UK Creative Arts’ Youth Pledge, we will be donating a percentage of authors’ entry fees to Book Trust, the largest reading charity in the UK.


The works must be original fiction, and can be either unpublished or self-published. There are six different categories for full length-novels:

Category A: Fiction: YA 

Category B: Fiction: Drama / Historical Drama

Category C: Fiction: Romance

Category D: Fiction: Crime / Mystery 

Category E: Fiction: Science Fiction 

Category F: Fiction: Fantasy


Prizes for winners and runners-up include cash prizes, and a writing course grant. The winners’ biographies, and a sample of their work, will also be featured in the UK Creative Arts 2016 Annual Report, which is sent to companies and organisations in the creative arts industry, including the UK’s principal agents and publishers.


The entry fee is £15, of which a percentage will be donated to the charity Book Trust.


All entries must be received by the 30th April 2016.


You can find more information and enter the competition by visiting the information page on the website of UK Creative Arts at http://www.uk-arts.org/writing , or by phoning the office on 020 3286 3544. 


Book Trust is the largest reading charity in the UK. Book Trust programmes bring together specially selected books and resources, boosting confidence and skills, and ensuring that no child misses out on the life changing benefits of reading for pleasure.

Post by Louisa Davison, Marlborough

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