Enter the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarships
28 Sep 2015
Deadline: 31 October 2015
The Miles Morland Foundation is offering its annual scholarships to two fiction writers and one non-fiction writer. The scholarships aim to give unestablished writers the time to complete their work and are open to anyone writing in English who was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.
Submit a writing sample and proposal to stand the chance of winning a scholarship, which will include mentoring as well as the following financing:
Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid over the course of twelve months. Scholars writing non-fiction will receive a grant of £27,000, paid over the course of eighteen months.
In return for this Scholars are asked to pay to the MMF 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from what they write during the period of their Scholarship. These funds will be used to support other promising writers. The 20% return obligation should be considered a debt of honour rather than a legally binding obligation.
PEN SA member Petina Gappah has joined the judges panel this year.
Submission details: Miles Morland Foundation
(Image courtesy of the Miles Morland Foundation)