We’ve teamed up with literary agency Marjacq Scripts to offer a fully-funded weekend ticket to the Festival of Writing to a talented under-represented writer. Inclusive of travel, accommodation, food, workshops and unique extras, this is a fantastic opportunity for any writer whose opportunities are limited by mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance.
Including access to all our video courses, Conversations, AgentMatch, Cinema, Townhouse, Ask Jericho services and more.
Our aim is to give you the support you need to take your writing career to the next level. If you have specific access needs, including the need of a carer, our team will do our best to accommodate them.
This bursary is open to any under-represented writer whose circumstances are limited by mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. This includes those who have disabilities, sensory impairment, long-term unemployed, ex-offenders or part of the BMER community.
Writers should also be living in the UK and writing fiction or non-fiction (please note that picture books or screenplays/scripts cannot be used in your submission).
How to apply
Please read the following rules carefully before submitting
Please send us up to 2,000 words of your current fiction, or non-fiction project, along with a one-page synopsis as a single Word document attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title the subject of your email: FOW19 Bursary.
Please include a short bio in the body of your email (max 300 words).
Please only include one attachment, and ensure you save that as your name.
Attachments should be Word doc (.doc or .docx) files, or saved as a PDF (.pdf).
Please format your extract with double line spaced, 11pt Times New Roman font.
Please ensure that the extract is your own work, fiction or non-fiction. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to judge picture books or screenplays/scripts.
We recommend that you send the opening 2,000 words of your book and that you check it thoroughly for errors before sending.
Please note that we won’t be able to accept multiple entries, or alter entries once they have been sent.
Entry is free and the winner(s) will be notified by 16 August 2019.