NAWE is the UK Subject Association for Creative Writing.  NAWE is now using Submittable for all event and publication proposals and subsequent correspondence. Please register in order to proceed with your submission. 

Important: please click on 'Show Guidelines' within the relevant box and read the guidelines in full before making your submission.

The NAWE Conference invites writers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels. Proposals should consist of a brief (100 word) outline, exactly as you would wish the session to be described in the programme, plus biographical information on all presenters (50 words each). Workshops, panel presentations and academic papers are all welcome.

In 2020, the conference will take place in the fun, creative city of Bristol. 

Submissions for Volume 7 are currently invited, with a deadline of 5pm (GMT), 26th June 2020.

We are looking for articles that explore the art of imaginative writing of all kinds, from an authorial perspective, highlighting and evolving current academic thinking and practice. Creative Writing itself is welcomed when integral to an article.

Submissions should be in the region of 4000–10,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 200 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed, with feedback given by November 2019. A document giving full submission guidelines, together with a style guide, is available at:

Please note: submissions that ignore these guidelines may not be considered.


National Association of Writers in Education