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The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up in 1977 by writers for the benefit of writers. How to join ALCS.


Creative. Connected. Courageous. With more than 100 years' experience, TEF Gold standard teaching, professional facilities, peerless connections and a vibrant creative community, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We are home to the first MA in Comedy in the UK.

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The prize for the Unpublished Category Winner will be a publishing contract with HarperCollins with a £5,000 advance. The publisher reserves the right to publish in the format of their choice.


The University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive, campus-based institution. The teaching expertise was awarded top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) See for more information on the MA in Creative Writing.


The i is the UK’s concise, quality national newspaper. Specialist curation has been a key part of i’s daily briefing for readers since the launch in 2010. Analysis by the industry body PAMCo consistently shows i to be one of the UK’s most trusted newsbrands.   


Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds. Used every day by best-selling novelists and aspiring writers alike, Scrivener unites everything needed to write, research, and arrange your manuscript in a single, powerful package. Scrivener is available for iOS, macOS and Windows, allowing you to take your manuscript with you, wherever you go.

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The Writers’ Guild is a Trade Union representing professional and emerging writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books comedy, poetry, animation and videogames. 


Brownhill Insurance Group cover all personal insurance needs and with their own, in house 'Love Art Team' are pleased to support the prize.


Espensen Spirit produce delicious gin, vodka, whisky and rum in Bristol, headed up by ex journalist Sam Espensen. 


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