New Writing Partnership has now changed its name to Writers' Centre Norwich.



Please visit our interim website -www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk- for latest news on writers' events and services.



Until the launch of a comprehensive new website, this site will be kept open for information on our past projects.
















NEW WRITING VENTURES

New Writing Partnership has now changed its name to Writers' Centre Norwich.



Please visit our interim website - www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk - for latest news on writers' events and services.



Until the launch of a comprehensive new website, this site will be kept open for information on our past projects.





New Writing Ventures will not be running in 2008.

New Writing Ventures is our national writing prize, set up to nurture new talent across a range of genres.

After three very successful years we are taking a break to evaluate the impact of the programme and to determine its direction in the future.

"The New Writing Ventures Awards are a fantastic opportunity for unpublished writers. The winners to date have been extremely talented and, as agents, we always pay close attention to those shortlisted" – Euan Thorneycroft, Agent, A M Heath, now representing Eleanor Thom, Fiction Winner, New Writing Ventures 2006.

Over the past three years we’ve worked with twenty seven great new writers and seen some amazing collections of poetry and novels published. We’ve seen writers find agents, change genres, discover whole new areas of interest and most importantly, benefit from in depth mentoring relationships with established writers that will continue to have an impact on their writing careers for some time to come.

New Writing Ventures has had the support of some of the country’s best writers, including Ali Smith, Andrew Motion, William Fiennes and Patricia Duncker and we'd like to thank all the participating writers, mentors, judges and entrants to New Writing Ventures over the past three years, and hope that you’ll keep an eye on the New Writing Ventures website  for further news about new developments.

If you’d like to be added to the New Writing Partnership newsletter mailing list to be the first to hear of our new developments with Ventures and the other programmes we run, return to the Home Page and sign up now!

 

 

New Writing Ventures Writers 2007

The winners were announced on September 12th 2007. To read the winners, shortlisted and commended writers' work, please click on the relevent link; fictionnon-fiction, or poetry

Read an article in the Independent about the shortlisted candidates here, and from the Guardian here. And click here to read an account of the importance and effect of Ventures by past winner, Nicholas Hogg, whose debut novel is being published later in 2008.

  • Winners in each category received £3,000 and a year of creative mentoring from The Literary Consultancy.
  • Two runners-up in each category each received a £1,000 cash prize.
  • As one of the nine most talented emerging writers in the UK, writers meet agents and publishing professionals at an exclusive London industry event.
  • Samples of writers work are sent to agents and scouts as part of a promotional campaign.

The awards were administered by the national, independent charity dedicated to promoting literacy: Booktrust. Booktrust runs several successful reading campaigns and manages numerous literary prizes.

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