Bursaries – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
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Opportunities for Under-Represented Writers

Access to free courses, sponsored places in our competitions and membership opportunities for those who need it.

Bursary Opportunities

We believe that every writer should have access to the best advice, tools and opportunities to take their writing further, and we’re working to ensure that we do our bit to make that possible. That’s why we always offer bursary opportunities to under-represented writers where we can. Take a look below for current opportunities.

Mentoring Bursary

With thanks to a generous donation from a previous mentee, we’re delighted to offer a fully-funded block of 5 hours of mentoring for an under-represented writer or a writer aged 25 and under.
Bursary applications are currently open. 

Deadline: Wednesday 31st July

Self-Edit Your Novel Course Bursary

With thanks to tutors Debi Alper and Emma Darwin, we’re able to offer a fully-funded place for an under-represented writer on our most popular tutored course.
Bursary applications are currently closed. 

London Festival of Writing 2024 Bursaries

This year we are pleased to offer three bursary opportunities for the London Festival of Writing 2024 with the Marve Michael Anson Bursary for Black writers, and the Jericho Writers Bursary for low-income authors.

Deadline: 23.59 GMT on 1 May 2024

Pitch Jericho Sponsored Entry

We’re pleased to share that author Vikki Patis has kindly sponsored one Pitch Jericho entry for an under-represented writer.
Applications are currently closed.

Agent One-to-One Bursary

With thanks to literary agent Hannah Schofield from LBA Books, the Agent One-to-One Bursary offers a free agent one-to-one session to authors from low-income households.

We know how valuable the advice of a literary professional can be, and so we are delighted to be able to extend this opportunity to authors for whom the cost of an Agent One-to-One session would be a barrier.

Applications are now closed.

Steffanie was awarded our first bursary place

I look after my mum who has Alzheimer’s, so I applied for the bursary and thought, nothing ventured, nothing gained. When Jericho contacted me to say I’d been successful, I couldn’t believe it. That was my first opening door.

Steffanie Edward

Author, Steffanie now has a two-book deal with Bookouture
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