Monday, 1 January 2018

Creative Future newsletters

Happy New Year to all my followers, may 2018 be healthy and happy for you all.  And talking of the future, with information on jobs, opportunities and writing competitions, here are the latest Creative Future newsletters:

Including job opportunities with Creative Future.


Job opportunity: Creative Future Literary Awards Project Manager

Creative Future seeks an experienced arts administrator and programmer to organise and deliver the Creative Future Literary Awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to support emerging under-represented writers, from our offices in Brighton. Closing date: January 7th 2018.

Download the job pack from our website.
CFLA Anthology cover

CFLA will be back in 2018

We're very pleased to announce that Arts Council England have granted funding for the Creative Future Literary Awards in 2018. We'll be back in the new year with our national writing competition, workshops, showcase event, Writer in Residence opportunity and some extra-special events.

Keep an eye on our website in 2018.

Happy holidays from the Creative Future team

We wish you a wonderful festive break and a happy new year. If you would like to donate to Creative Future over the holidays, you can do so via the link below.

Donate to Creative Future this Christmas.

Writing advice from around the web


What is a minor character?

The Unthank School looks at the importance of minor characters in fiction.

Read more
Poetic tools

Transform a short story into a novel

Mary Lynn Bracht reveals questions to ask yourself when turning a short story into a novel.

Read more

Winter writing competitions 2017

Fancy a creative challenge over the Christmas break? Try these competitions.

Read more

Creative Future
Community Base,
113 Queens Rd,
Brighton, BN1 3XG

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Creative Future Literary Awards · Community Base · 113 Queens Rd · Brighton, BN1 3XG · United Kingdom

December 2017

2018 Tight Modern Winners’ Tour Private View

Thursday, 14th December, 5-6:30pm
Jubilee Library

We’ll be celebrating the very new version for the Winners’ Tour, a mini model of our iconic miniature replica of the Tight Modern, projecting the artwork of 15 artists--10 winners from last year’s tour plus 4 ‘wild card’ artists picked by Creative Future from Tight Modern 2016/17 exhibitors. The selected artists are:
Dawn Blake, Lucy Richards, Elle Isolde, Joy Turner, Paula De Sousa, Don Gibson, Emily Calland, Danika McElroy, Pat Gregson, Anne Windsor, Adrian Mundy, Yvonne J Foster, Mike Strevens, Paul Bellingham, Jack Haslam.

Please email if you'd like attend.

Tight Modern Winners Tour 2017/ 18 will be showcased at the following venues:

Creative Future Literary Awards Project Manager Job Vacancy

Hours: 24 hours (3 days) a week
Deadline: Sunday 7th January  9pm
Interviews: Monday 15th January

We're very sad to see the departure of Sarah Juckes from the team and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

Creative Future seeks an experienced arts administrator and programmer to organize and deliver the Creative Future Literary Awards (CFLA) ( - an annual high profile literary awards competition & event showcasing the UK's most talented under-represented writers. The CFLA Project Manager will: nurture partnerships, organize the workshop programme, awards anthology & award event, manage the writer-in-residence scheme and most importantly, provide support to under-represented writers in the lead up to the competition and after the awards event. If you would like to work for an enterprising arts charity in a small informal office based in Brighton download the job pack.

Meet the Writer: Alan Morrison

Thursday, 18th January, 2-3pm
New Writing South

This series showcases under-represented writers and artists and how they got their work ‘out there’.

Alan Morrison is the author of several critically acclaimed poetry collections which include A Tapestry of Absent Sitters (Waterloo Press, 2009), Keir Hardie Street (Smokestack Books, 2010), Captive Dragons (Waterloo Press, 2011), Blaze a Vanishing/The Tall Skies (Waterloo Press, 2013), Shadows Waltz Haltingly (Lapwing, 2015) and Tan Raptures (Smokestack Books, 2017). He is editor of The Recusant (

Developing Confidence: Creative Coaching 

Thursday, 25th January, 10am-5pm
New Writing South

Drawing on a mix of discussion, creative exercises and reflection, this workshop is designed to develop the tools and strategies to see us through situations where we may not feel confident – from reading out loud to meetings to interviews.

Editing and Preparing Your Work for Submission

Wednesday, 31st January, 1-4pm
New Writing South

Get your work ready for publication or competitions. Learn the art of editing, redrafting and polishing, increasing your chances of success. This workshop will show you how to get work ready for submission via a series of fun exercises.
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Creative Future provide information about services and opportunities for under-represented artists and writers.

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Creative Future
Creative Future, Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton, Eng BN1 3XG
United Kingdom


Our social media accounts are moving!

We'll continue to post lots of writing related opportunities, resources and events, but you'll now find them over on our main Creative Future social media accounts.

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Creative Future Literary Awards
Community Base
113 Queens Rd
Brighton, BN1 3XG
United Kingdom


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