29 January 2021
Five RSL writers will mentor five British writers of colour at the beginning of their careers
Emerging writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting are invited to apply.
The RSL mentors are Colin Grant, Tanika Gupta, Irenosen Okijie, Pascale Petit and Roy Williams.
Each accepted writer will have ten free mentoring sessions plus two sessions with Awards Ambassador Bernadine Evaristo.
The Awards are intended to counteract the under-representation of British writers of colour, and applications will only be accepted from writers of colour. Applicants should not have previously published a substantial work, ie a full-length collection, play or prose book.
To apply, submit a CV, a 500-word statement about how you would benefit from an Award, and a sample of work (three poems, 1,000 words of fiction or non-fiction, up to five pages of screenplay or play text).
The closing date to apply is 30 April.
For full details see the website.