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A bursary for emerging writers – fiction and short stories

BursaryIf you live or work in south east England – defined as Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex – think seriously about applying for a New Buds Award.

This is a bursary scheme run by New Writing South that awards small development grants of up to £1000 to six writers each year. The grant can cover: professional training (but not formal education at university or college), mentoring fees, travel costs for attending a course, research or other valid and viable means of support that will enable a writer to fulfill their own aims. Awards will be between £250 to a maximum of £1000, but most applications average £500.

The deadline is Friday April 10 and the results will be announced two weeks later. You can download the application form from New Writing South’s website HERE

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3 comments on “A bursary for emerging writers – fiction and short stories

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    March 25, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    AUTHORS – Please note this applies ONLY if you live or work in South East England 😀

  2. J. E. Hallows
    March 26, 2015

    This is brilliant, just wish there was something for the rest of the country.

  3. bridget whelan
    March 26, 2015

    I agree this is a really exciting opportunity. New Writing South is the regional literature devlopment agency for the south east. Might be worth finding what the one covering your area is doing and keeping up to date with their activities…

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