Monday, 21 February 2011

Brit Writers’ Awards 2011 – 3 Days to UK Submission Deadline!

The Brit Writers’ Awards is the UK’s largest creative writing project and awards for unpublished and self-published authors. Their network of writers, agents, publishers and partners is growing by the day and in addition to adults; over a million children are involved in their BWA schools programmes across the country.

The prestigious £10,000 prize and publishing contract will be awarded at the gala awards ceremony due to be held in late September in Central London. Last year’s awards were a glittering, star-studded event at the O2, London, attended by TV and film stars, writers of all ages and famous authors including Sir Terry Pratchett who won the Published category award for his book Nation.

UK entries deadline: 5pm, Friday 25 February 2011
International entries deadline: 5pm, Friday 25 March 2011
UK Schools entries deadline: 5pm, Friday 27 May 2011

Award categories include: Novels • Poetry • Short Stories • Non-fiction • Songwriting • Stage & Screenplay • Writing for Children • Published Novels

To enter your masterpieces go to the Brit Writers’ Awards website:


  1. Truely it was an amazing experience to be there last year. I didn't quite win it myself (administrative error), but I had the good fortune to be sitting on the same table as the one of the UK best new poets, the poetry winner, David C. Byrne and arguably the UK's top cellist, Philip Sheppard. You never know what might happen, so go for it and good luck.

  2. If you ain't in it, you can't win it, Dave. Shame about that admin error! But, hey, your talent is being recognised now.

  3. It's an amazing new initiative - the children in my school are filled with enthusiasm and creativity due to this new initiative. Likewise for debut authors it's that great step forward, a confidence booster and greater belief that they are good enough and they can achieve their dream.

  4. Particularly as the debut author has worked so hard to get his/her writing to a publishable level. Reading and writing is FUNdamental learning for children. I don’t think anyone would disagree. How great is that Britwriters are putting the ‘fun’ back into it?

  5. Watched you eating, from the Gods, at the BWA Gala Evening, Dave.
    Never got over it. Glad I went though - seriously!