Writer development: A Writing Chance


08 March 2021
The scheme for new and aspiring writers from under-represented backgrounds offers bursaries, mentoring and publication

A Writing Chance is a nationwide scheme looking to support voices not usually heard in the media and help them to break into the creative industries. It's being delivered by New Writing North and literature organisations nationally, co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by media partners The New Statesman and the Daily Mirror.

Ten succesful applicants will each receive a bursary of £1,500, one-to-one mentoring with an experienced writer or journalist, invitations to Insight Days with the media partners and publication/broadcast in print or online, with a byline, by one of the media partners.

Applications are welcomed from new and aspiring writers of fiction, non-fiction and journalism from working class and lower income backgrounds. Applications are particularly welcomed from writers facing intersecting challenges from under-representation in the media.

To apply, send background information and an original piece of journalism, non-fiction or creative writing, up to 500 words, on the theme 'Life in 2020/2021'.

The closing date is 26 March.

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For full details see the website.


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