New prize for unpublished writers

<p>Booktrust has launched a new annual series of national awards for unpublished writers of fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry. The &#163;60,000 New Writing Ventures awards is being launched by The New Writing Partnership in collaboration with Arts Council England, and will be awarded for the first time in October.

The winner in each of the three categories, fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry, will receive &#163;5,000. Arts Council England will also support nine writers through individual development plans including workshops, mentoring and professional advice.

The deadline for ...

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