The record of publications, productions and prizes achieved by UEA alumni is unrivalled in the UK and comparable with any programme internationally.
For most, publication begins with our annual anthology of student work, launched in London and Norwich and distributed nationally. The MA anthology, inaugurated in 1990, has in recent years been joined by our annual BA anthology. In addition, each of our graduating students is showcased on our website, www.newwriting.net.
Since the inception of the programme, close links have been maintained with literary agents, publishers, and the professional drama production industries.
Our association with the David Higham and Curtis Brown literary agencies is long-standing and both are generous in their support of our students: David Higham Associates awards an annual bursary; Curtis Brown awards an annual prize. An agent mentoring scheme has been running since 2007 for graduates of the Prose Fiction MA, and every spring we host a six-week season of visits from a range of literary agents and publishers.
The Scriptwriting MA is accredited by Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Training Council for the UK audio-visual industries, and enjoys longstanding relationships with the BBC Writersroom, the Curtis Brown agency, and the Menagerie Theatre Company.
Each of the MA strands incorporates a programme of masterclasses and seminars by industry professionals, and visiting writers to our Literary Festival are regularly invited to give closed-session masterclasses, including in recent years Margaret Atwood, John Banville, Eleanor Catton, Lee Childs, Anne Enright, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Jeanette Winterson