The award is designed to support the development of one young writer, aged 14-18, who writes poetry, prose or creative non-fiction and is based in the North of England. And you win £200! Our judge this year is Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson.
The award is given every year as part of the Northern Writers’ Awards, which are the UK’s leading talent-development programme for both adult and young writers.
The winner of the 2016 Cuckoo Young Writers award was Kate Collins, an 18-year-old poet from The Wirral who won with her short story Best Served Cold. Here’s what she had to say about winning the award last year: