Bursaries Application Thank you page – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
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The Self-Edit Bursary

Access to free courses and membership opportunities for those who need it.


Thank you for submitting your bursary application

Applications will be considered based on both quality and need by the Jericho Writers’ team and course tutors.

Applicants will hear back in a minimum of seven days before the start date.

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 as one 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

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.

During our Summer Festival of Writing, we provided over 30 bursary places giving free access to over 100+ live online events to writers across the world. Some of these were funded by our generous speakers, including Clare Mackintosh, Neil Gaiman, and Chris Riddell.

We’re very proud to be able to offer bursary places to our incredible Self-Editing Your Novel Course with Debi Alper. Our very first recipient of this bursary went on to secure a two-book deal with Bookouture.

We post all bursary opportunities here, as and when they arise. So be sure to check for updates regularly.

Self-Edit Your Novel Course

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 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 12 free memberships – each year.

Previous alumni averaged an impressive 1 in 4 publication rate. Excited? Get your application in now.

2021 Course Dates

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

Upcoming dates:

Course start date: 11 January 2022.
Bursary application deadline: 20 December 2021.

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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