Young Writer Competitions

Become the next Young Writer (a short story writing competition for creative writers) or Young Anthropologist (for writing about identity and culture).

Both competitions have a £1,000 first prize and two runner-up prizes of £50. All shortlisted entries will also receive a small prize.

If you register, you'll be invited to online workshops throughout the year delivered by our English and Creative Writing and/or Anthropology departments to help you hone your writing skills and learn from our academic staff. You’ll also receive information about upcoming Goldsmiths events, resources, recommendations and opportunities that will help your entry be the best it can be before submission.

The Young Writer competitions are now closed for 2024 and judging is underway. Watch this space for announcements of the shortlist and details for next year's competition.