Romalyn Ante wins Creative Future Literary Award

Romalyn Ante
Romalyn Ante

Poetry Society Member Romalyn Ante has won a Platinum Creative Future Literary Award – the UK’s only national competition for all under-represented writers. Romalyn’s debut poetry pamphlet is Rice & Rain (V. Press) and is a Jerwood/Arvon Mentee 17/18. She has just been Commended in Battered Moons poetry competition too.

“Thank you to everyone who entered The Creative Future Literary Awards this year. We received triple the number of entries to that of 2016, totalling 664 entries from 557 under-represented writers, and the quality of the work was outstanding.

6 poems and 6 short stories were chosen from a shortlist of 34 entries by a judging panel of literary industry professionals, including Aki Schilz (The Literary Consultancy), Mary-Anne Harrington (Tinder Press at Headline/The Future Bookshelf), Julia Bird (The Poetry School), Pat Winslow (award-winning poet) and Dominique De-Light (Creative Future Director).”

The winners are (in alphabetical order):

Romalyn Ante (poetry)
Fergus Church (poetry)
Elleni Harpa (poetry)
Megan Holland (prose)
Tricia Lowther (prose)
Day Mattar (poetry)
Elizabeth Ridout (poetry)
Stephen Riley (prose)
Emma Robdale (prose)
Helen Seymour (poetry)
Pauline Walker (prose)
Sophie Woolley (prose)

Winners will receive a share of £1000 cash and development prizes from leading literature organisations including The Literary Consultancy, Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy, The Poetry School and Myriad Editions. Winners will also appear in an anthology produced by Just Content and Kingston University Press, alongside work by international best-selling author, Kit de Waal, and poet/playwright, Sabrina Mahfouz.

The prizes were announced and awarded at a Showcase Event as part of The Birmingham Literature Festival on 11 October.

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18 October 2018