The Emerging Writer Award 2020 (Win Prizes Worth Up to £2,000)

The Emerging Writer Award is open to unpublished prose writers (fiction) living and working in the UK with a collection of short stories or novel in development.

Writers can be writing for any age group (including children and young adults) and may have had excerpts or articles published in the past, but will have not yet published a major body of work. Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting and works of non-fiction are all ineligible.

Established in 2015, the Emerging Writer Award (formerly the Bridge Award) is now in its fourth year, and is run by Moniack Mhor in partnership with The Bridge Awards, a philanthropic venture that has helped to fund theatre and visual arts projects.


United Kingdom


The award winner receives a tailor-made package worth up to £2,000 including tuition via open courses, retreat time and/or mentoring.


Unpublished prose writers (fiction) living and working in the UK

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Please apply by sending one document, in Microsoft Word format which includes:

  • Your CV (no more the three sides of A4)
  • A summary outlining your work in progress (no more than one side of A4)
  • A 2000 word sample of your work

Preferably, applications should be sent by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Emerging Writer Award.

Applications can also be submitted by post to Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centree, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire IV4 7HT.

Application Deadline: January 3, 2020

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For Further Queries

For any enquiries relating to the Emerging Writer Award, please contact Eilidh Smith, Programme Manager on [email protected]  or telephone 01463 741 675.
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