Apply For £18,000 / £27,000 Morland Writing Scholarships For African Writers, 2016

morland scholarship for african writers, 2016

Morland writing scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Benefits:

Fuction writers will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months while non-fiction writers may receive a grant of up to £27,000, paid over a period  of up to eighteen months.

Eligibility:

Anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Conditions

At the end of each month scholars must send the Foundation 10,000 new words that they will have written over the course of the month. Scholars are also asked to donate to the MMF 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from what they write during the period of their Scholarship. This includes revenues as a result of film rights, serialisations or other ancillary revenues arising from the book written during the Scholarship period. 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.

Application Process

Candidates are to submit the following to MMF@milesmorlandfoundation.com

1. A submission of between 2,000 to 5,000 words as a Word document of work that has been published and offered for sale.

 2. A description of up to 1,000 words about the new book you intend to write. 

 3. A scan of an official document showing that you, or both of your parents, were born in Africa.

 4. A brief bio of between 200 – 300 words.

Application Deadline

Applications  will be received between 30th June 2016 and Oct 31st 2016. All Applications submitted outside that period will not be considered.

For more information, visit the official page.

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