Jericho Writers
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Self-Edit Your Novel Course Bursary

This is our most popular online course, running four times a year we’re able to take bursary submission applications throughout.

Self Editing 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 – ‘Self Edit Your Novel.

This six-week online course will give you all the self-editing skills you need to ensure your novel is as good as it can get, before pitching to agents, or self-publishing with confidence.

Every applicant for the Self-Edit Your Novel Course bursary will also be considered for a free annual membership to Jericho Writers!

We give out a minimum of three free memberships for each bursary course application – that’s a total of twelve free memberships – each year.

Previous alumni averaged an impressive 1-in-4 publication rate. Excited? So are we.

2021 Course Dates


This online course runs four times a year and we take bursary submission applications throughout.

Upcoming dates:

Course start date: 21 September, 2021.
Bursary application deadline: 1 September, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a bursary place on this course, you must:

  • Have a finished draft of a novel. This can be in any genre, for any age group. It can be a first draft, or a tenth!
  • Be available for the dates included in the six-week ‘Self-Edit Your Novel’ course. If you are not available this quarter, please wait until submissions open for the next quarter to apply for the following course.
  • Be an under-represented writer.

We describe an under-represented writer as one or more of the following:

  • Having a low household income.
  • Being black, Asian or from a minority group.
  • Being disabled.
  • Being a primary carer.
  • Being an ex-offender.
  • Other.

Applications Now Closed

Applications will be considered based on both quality and need by the Jericho Writers’ team and course tutors. Applicants will hear back a minimum of seven days before the start date.