Enter the Cuckoo Young Writers Award 2017

Apply for the Cuckoo Young Writers Award 2017 TODAY!

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:

“I’m really chuffed to have won the award. It means I can string a sentence together, and it seems the sentences I’m stringing aren’t half bad. It’s good to know that I’m being taken seriously as a writer (which, when you’re 18 is a pretty big thing)”

To enter, you just need to upload some samples of your work (up to 2000 words of prose or 10 poems) and tell us why you’re entering the award. The deadline is 3 February 2016.

Click here to enter.


If you have any questions about entering the Cuckoo Young Writers Award 2017, email rachael@newwritingnorth.com or phone 0191 204 8851.