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The Northern Writers’ Awards are open for submissions from 20 November 2019 until 11.59pm on 6 February 2020.

Dates and Details

  • It is essential that all winning writers are available to attend the Northern Writers’ Awards ceremony. This will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne on 24 June 2020. Although we reserve the right to withdraw an award for writers unable to attend, anyone with concerns about attending the ceremony should contact us directly so that we can work out the best arrangements for your individual circumstances.
  • Some fiction winners will be invited to attend the Pitching Workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne on 4 July 2020 and the London Talent Party on 8 July 2020. The cost of attending these events is not included in the awards and must be met by the writers attending. Please keep these dates free.
  • Additionally, some winners will be invited on professional-development visits to the offices of the leading London-based independent publisher Oneworld and the Madeleine Milburn Agency, and receive a special development session from The Society of Authors.
  • All successful and unsuccessful applicants will hear back from us by 5 June 2020.
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