• 2017 Dot Award winner tells us about her progress

      The #NERDSproject, 2 months later  2017 Dot Award winner, Lou Sarabadzic, reports on her progress since she won the prize at the 2017 awards evening After receiving the 2017 Dot Award for Digital Literature in January 2018 for the #NERDSproject [Never Ending Retelling through Digital Stories], I created three social media accounts for this […]

  • Our guest speaker for the 2017 Awards Evening is….

    Adrian Smith. If you don’t know who he is, read on… In 1988 Adrian and his brother Jeremy set up a small British game design studio in Derby, Core Design, creating games like Rick Dangerous for the Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad. In 1996, they invented a new game, Tomb Raider, with a female […]

  • Interview with Jamie Paddock, 2016 NMWP student winner

    Jamie Paddock won the 2016 Unicorn Student Prize (a three-month paid internship with Unicorn Training) for his piece The Dying Mind . We caught up with him two months into his internship. What made you decide to enter the New Media Writing Prize? I was developing an online narrative as part of an assignment for university. Jim Pope, […]

  • We are open for entries

    The 2017 competition is all systems go! See the FAQ and Prizes pages for all the information you need.

  • The 2017 competition is almost ready to go!

    We are getting ready to launch the 2017 competition. The award sponsors are lined up and the judges on board. We have some exciting news coming soon – a very special visiting speaker for the awards evening in January 2018. Visit us here for updates, and keep your eyes on Twitter and Facebook.

  • New Media Prize winner shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards

    JR Carpenter’s The Gathering Cloud has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards, in the ‘wildcard’ category. In case you aren’t aware,  Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 by Claire Trévien to provide dynamic commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on […]

  • Author Jamie Paddock talks about his 2016 Student Prize-winning narrative

    The Dying Mind deals with a student’s struggle to come to terms with their sexuality, their underlying and unknown mental health conditions, as well as the stress of starting university and living away from home for the first time. The piece raises awareness, not just to the wider issues of isolation, depression and suicide but […]

  • The 2016 Shortlists

    The judges have chosen the following pieces as their shortlists for 2016. Please follow the links to view these innovative and inspiring works. Remember that the prizes will be announced and presented on January 18th at the Awards Evening at Bournemouth University. If you want to attend the evening, please go to: Eventbrite For the […]

  • NMWP16 now closed for entries in all categories!

    The deadlines have all passed now. So, if you’ve entered, thank you very much, and we’ll be getting back to you soon. If you haven’t entered this year, do please look at all the great work and writers we showcase, and get involved in 2017!

  • Interview with JR Carpenter – winner of the 2015 Dot Award

    Check out this really interesting interview with our first Dot Award winner, J.R. Carpenter: http://www.northeastofnorth.com/neon-speaks-jr-carpenter/ Remember that J.R. will be speaking at our awards ceremony on Weds January 18th 2017, at Bournemouth University. Tickets will be available in January (free but you need to book)