Self-Editing Course Bursary – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
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Self-Editing 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 Editing 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-Editing 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.

Upcoming Deadline


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

Upcoming Course date: 17th January 2023

Bursary Deadline:  18th December 2022

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 for the January 2023 course are now open!

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.