Ian McMillan with Zaffar Kunial Chloe Daykin with Chris Mullin Cuckoo writer Hazel Atkinson Slide 5 Phoebe Power with Jean-Sprackland Fiction Winners at the 2014 Northern Writers' Awards New Writing Bursary winners

Record entries for the Northern Writers' Awards 2015

The Northern Writers' Awards closed for entry on Monday 2 February, with a record 866 entries. We are now in the middle of the judging process, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 24 June. Winners will be contacted individually ahead of the announcement. 
 
The 2016 awards will open for entry in November 2015. 

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27 March 2015
Record entries for the Northern Writers' Awards 2015
The Northern Writers' Awards closed for entry on Monday 2 February, with a record 866 entries. We are now in the middle of the judging process, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 24 June. Read more

22 January 2015
Ten days left to enter the Northern Writers' Awards 2015
With just ten days left to enter the Northern Writers’ Awards 2015, join us for a chat about the awards. Claire Malcolm, chief executive of New Writing North, will be on Twitter at 12pm-1pm and 8pm-9pm on Thursday 22 January, using the hashtag #NorthernWritersAwards. Read more

26 November 2014
Manchester roadshow now sold out
Our Manchester Northern Writers' Awards roadshow event is now sold out and the Wakefield very nearly full so we have now opened a waiting list for cancellations. Newcastle (4 December) and Liverpool (8 January) are still available, so if you're able to come to those events instead, book soon as they're also filling up fast. Read more

Featured author

Polly Atkin

Polly Atkin lives in Cumbria. Her debut poetry pamphlet, bone song, was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award 2009. In February 2014, her poem Forecast was engraved on a windowpane in the historic Globe Inn, Dumfries, as part of the Windows for Burns Night project. Read more

Featured award

The Andrea Badenoch Fiction Award

This award, worth £2,000 is supported by the friends and family of the late writer and was established in her name. This award is for first-time female writers over the age of 42, the age at which Andrea published her first novel. Read more

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