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Northern Writers’ Awards 2015

The Northern Writers’ Awards 2014 were awarded in June and you can find details of the winning writers here.

We will open for submissions for the 2015 awards in November 2014 and the deadline will be mid-January 2015.

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Northern Writers’ Awards winners 2014 announced

17 June 2014
Northern Writers’ Awards winners 2014 announced
The 19 winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2014 were announced on Tuesday 17 June at the official ceremony in Newcastle upon Tyne. This year’s winners highlight the breadth of talent coming from the North of England. “Awards like this can make a powerful difference, and it’s a joy to be able to support poets at different stages in their writing lives,” said judge Jean Sprackland. Read more

New Writing North announces Northern Writers’ Awards 2013 winners

18 June 2013
New Writing North announces Northern Writers’ Awards 2013 winners
The 22 winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2013 were announced on Tuesday 18 June at the official awards ceremony in Newcastle upon Tyne. The newly-expanded awards are bigger in value and have a wider regional scope than ever before, enabling talented writers from the north of England to benefit from investment in their work and exceptional support programmes. Read more

31 May 2013
Decisions reached for 2013 Northern Writers' Awards
The judges’ meeting has now taken place and everyone who entered for a Northern Writers’ Award this year has been contacted by email with the outcome of their submission. We’ll be announcing the winners at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 18 June and will put the news up here as soon as they’re announced. Read more

Featured author

Niel Bushnell

Niel Bushnell is a writer and artist from Hartlepool. His first novel, a children’s fantasy adventure called Sorrowline, won a Northern Promise award at the Northern Writers Awards 2011. The award helped clinch a two-book publishing deal with Andersen Press for Sorrowline and its sequel, Timesmith.  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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