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Free to enter poetry and prose competition for under-represented writers

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

chemistryFounded in 2013, the Creative Future Literary Awards are the UK’s only national writing competition and high profile awards ceremony for under-represented writers in the UK.

Is this poetry and short fiction competition for you? Creative Future defines under-represented writers as people who feel their opportunities are limited as a result of:

  • having a mental health issue

  • having a physical disability

  • having a long-term limiting illness

  • having a learning disability/ASD/ADHD

  • having a sensory impairment

  • having a substance misuse issue

  • being homeless or in temporary accommodation

  • being a survivor of abuse

  • being a care leaver

  • being long term unemployed

  • being a carer

  • being an offender or ex-offender

  • being part of the BMER/Traveller commuunity

  • being part of the LGBTQ+ community

  • being an older person (65+)

If you have any questions or concerns about whether you are eligible, Creative Future are keen for you to get in touch. Call on 01273 234 780 or email info@creativefuture.org.uk

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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