New Welsh Writing Awards
About the New Welsh Writing Awards
The 2023 New Welsh Writing Awards: Rheidol Prize for Prose with a Welsh Theme or Setting is now open for entry until 16 March 2023.
To read judge Gwen Davies’ call for entries, click here and to enter visit this page. Terms and conditions can be found here.
Since 2015, the New Welsh Writing Awards have sought the best writing in short form (5,000 – 30,000 words) over a variety of categories. Previous winners include:
- Tim Cooke for River, 2022
- Jasmine Donahaye for Reading the Signs, 2021
- Susan Karen Burton for The Transplantable Roots of Catharine Huws Nagashima, 2020
- Peter Goulding for Slatehead:The Ascent of Britain’s Slate-climbing scene, 2019
- JL George for The Word, 2019
- Ed Garland for Earwitness: A Search for Sonic Understanding in Stories, 2018
- Catherine Haines for My Oxford, 2017
- Cath Barton for The Plankton Collector, 2017
- Mandy Sutter for Bush Meat, 2016
- Eluned Gramich for Woman Who Brings the Rain, 2015
The winners have received £1,000 cash as an advance against e-publication, a critique by leading literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes and a year-long subscription to New Welsh Review.
We have worked with a variety of sponsors over the years, but since 2015, we have always partnered with Gladstone’s Library, Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre, Literature Wales and Cathryn Summerhayes at the literary agency Curtis Brown. The New Welsh Writing Awards 2022: Rheidol Prize for Prose with a Welsh Theme or Setting is sponsored by the philanthropist RS Powell.
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