Saturday, 15 July 2017

Creative Future newsletters

Here are the latest Creative Future newsletters for my followers to peruse:


The latest updates from Creative Future July 2017


Resources: Artists & Writers

We're committed to helping our artists and writers develop professionally. We've compiled a selection of resources and tool kits including everything from practical tips like 'How to Pack & Ship Artwork', right through to tips on 'How to Write Poetry and Short Stories'. We'd love you feedback on what's been useful, and what other resources you'd like to see.

Tight Modern 2016 Winners

Judges Prize Winners:
  • Platinum: Dawn Blake, ‘Pickled Bra’
  • Gold: Evy Nicholls, ‘Calling’
  • Silver: Michelle Izzard, ‘Child of Helix’
  • Bronze: Joy Turner, ‘I Fucked It All Up’
  • Highly Commended: Paula De Sousa, ‘Cow’
  • Commended: Don Gibson, ‘Gun, Man’

Public Vote Prize Winners:
  • 1st Prize: Emily Calland, ‘Being A Person Is The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Been’
  • 2nd Prize: Danika McElroy, ‘A Cluttered Mind; An Interesting Story’
  • 3rd Prize: Pat Gregson, ‘Tree with Lace’
  • Highly Commended: Evy Nicholls, ‘Calling’
  • Commended: Anne Windsor, ‘On Reflection’

See all the prizewinners' artwork here

Congratulations to our prize winners! Thanks to all 1,600 people who participated in the Public Vote—and the glowing feedback from our Audience Survey.

CFLA Writer Successes

Congratulations to Gareth Strachan, our 2016 CFLA Bronze Poetry Award Winner, one of five finalists selected for TLC's Pen Factor. Gareth pitched his work live to a panel of judges at the TLC Writers’ Day.

Congratulations also go to 2015 CFLA Silver Poetry Award Winner Jackie Hagan who has been awarded part of a £45k Jerwood Poetry Fellowship - amazing news, well done Jackie!

We're always keen to hear what you've been up to, so do get in touch to let us know.
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Judging is now underway. 


Submissions for the Creative Future Literary Awards have now closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for this year's Literary Awards. We received a record-breaking 532 entries. Our judges are busy reading, and winners will be contacted by 31st July 2017. Good luck!


Who's judging CFLA 2017?

We're pleased to welcome Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington – Publisher at Tinder Press (Headline) – to our panel of expert judges.

See the full list of judges. 

Sabrina Mahfouz confirmed as Guest Author

We are pleased to welcome poet and playwright, Sabrina Mahfouz, as CFLA Guest Author. She will join bestselling writer, Kit de Waal, who will be hosting our Winner's Showcase event on October 11.

Find out more about our Showcase event.


2016 Creative Future Literary Awards - 'Serotonin', by Gareth Strachan

VIDEO: Serotonin, by Gareth Strachan

Watch Dominique De Light read the award-winning short story of Bronze Award winner, Gareth Strachan, at the CFLA showcase 2016.

Watch on YouTube.

Writing advice from around the web

On regaining confidence to write

Advice and links on getting back into writing after a break, via 'Fix Your Writing Habits'.

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The ultimate guide to writing poetry

This extensive guide to poetry is great for beginners, and as a refresher for pros.

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How to write under a pen name

Helen Sedwick discusses the necessities of choosing and using a pen name.

Read more
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