PLATFORM is a new mentoring, development and small bursary scheme open to emerging writers based in London. Working with an assigned mentor from the Spread the Word Associate Writer cohort, seven emerging writers who don’t have an agent and/ or not under contract for publication will receive support to help make their literary idea a reality.

PLATFORM is made possible through the funding of Cockayne Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation. Applications by 5:00pmMonday 2 October 2017.

Games writer?

Considered this as a possible career or never entertained it as an option?


You may be interested in a report (spring 2015) commissioned by Spread the Word exploring opportunities open to writers in the games industry. Get an insight and read (click on the ‘Connecting Stories’ link at the bottom of the page) about some successful writers’ forays into the world of video games.