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London Short
Story Prize

Our annual London Short Story Prize seeks to discover, publish
and profile the best stories and writers coming of out the capital.
The Prize provides the winner with £1000 and publication in an
anthology produced with Kingston University Press alongside
the shortlisted writers.

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London Writers

The London Writers Awards is our new annual development
programme for talented London writers. Each year, the
Awards will offer up to 30 writers an intensive nine-month
programme of masterclasses, critical feedback groups,
WritersLabs, 1-2-1 coaching and networking opportunities.

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Young People's

Spread the Word’s Young People’s Laureate for London
gives London’s young people a voice through poetry.
Each year an esteemed judging panel selects a poet
to become the Young People’s Laureate for London.

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Spread the Word
Life Writing Prize

The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize in association
with Goldsmiths Writers’  Centre  was established in
2016.  It is open to any  writer living in the UK aged
18 or over. The 2019 prize will be launched soon…

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