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16 June 2021

Discoveries Prize Class of 2020-2021

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events

Discoveries is a unique development programme and prize, which we launched in partnership with Curtis Brown Literary Agency, the Women’s Prize Trust and NatWest, seeking to encourage and support talented and original new female writing voices from across the UK and Ireland. Discoveries did not require writers to have finished a novel – only to have started […]

09 June 2021

Announcing the Discoveries Prize winner

by Discoveries Author Interviews, Discoveries, Events

We’re delighted to announce the winner and runner-up of the inaugural Discoveries Prize, selected by our judging panel from the 2,300+ unpublished women that submitted their works of fiction. The winner of the prize is Emma van Straaten, her novel-in-progress Heartstring takes inspiration from her time working as a cleaner within her own London block […]

03 June 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Elizabeth Lee

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

Welcome to our June edition of #WriteCBC. I hope you’re ready to be inspired by our latest writing challenge! If you haven’t taken part in a #WriteCBC competition before, we’re excited to welcome you to our writing community – and you can quickly get up to speed by reading this blog with information about how […]

27 May 2021

Celebrating our favourite moments from #10YearsofCBC

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

Anna Davis, Founder and Director Has it REALLY been ten whole years since Curtis Brown Creative first opened its doors? It honestly feels like yesterday that I greeted those first fifteen nervous students in the agency’s reception area and led them through to the boardroom to start their three-month novel-writing course. I only hope they […]

18 May 2021

Announcing the Discoveries Prize shortlist

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events

We’re delighted to share the inaugural Discoveries Prize shortlist. This list features six works-in-progress from unpublished women writers currently residing in the UK and Ireland. Over 2,300 women submitted their works of fiction to the inaugural Discoveries prize for an unpublished first novel, 73% of whom live outside London. Sixteen authors were initially longlisted by […]

06 May 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Anna Davis

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Welcome one and all to our Double Birthday #WriteCBC! Yep, Curtis Brown Creative is 10 years old today – and actually, #WriteCBC is 3 years old. The team will be convening in my garden later on to eat pizza and cake and raise a glass – and I have to say, it will be so […]

05 May 2021

Announcing the Discoveries Prize longlist

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events

We’re delighted to share the inaugural Discoveries Prize longlist. This list features 16 works-in-progress from unpublished women writers currently residing in the UK and Ireland. These 16 titles have been selected by the Chair of judges Kate Mosse and her judging panel: bestselling author Abi Daré, literary agent Lucy Morris, Curtis Brown Creative’s founder and Managing Director Anna Davis, […]

01 April 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Anna Bailey

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

Welcome to our April edition of #WriteCBC. I hope you’re looking forward to the long, sunny (fingers crossed) Easter holiday weekend. But first get ready to be inspired by our latest writing challenge! If you haven’t taken part in a #WriteCBC competition before, we’re delighted to have you join our writing community – and you […]

24 March 2021

We’re hiring: Two job vacancies at Curtis Brown Creative

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

Two exciting opportunities have arisen at Curtis Brown Creative, the UK’s only agent-led creative writing school. 1. Senior Manager – Courses and Operations (Maternity cover – full-time, or four days per week subject to discussion) Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Director, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of our rolling […]

18 March 2021

Meet some of our talented Breakthrough mentees

by Katie Smart Events, From Our Students

The Breakthrough Writers’ Programme is an initiative offering free courses, mentoring and scholarships for under-represented writers, it is fully funded by CBC, Curtis Brown Literary Agency and partners. We caught up with some of the talented writers currently taking part in our nine-month Breakthrough Mentoring Programme to find out more about what they’re working on […]

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