Literature Wales can offer support to both new and established writers through its Writers’ Bursaries scheme.

Writers’ Bursaries are awarded to support writers creating new work in the following genres: novels, short stories, graphic novels, poetry, children’s literature, young adult fiction, and creative non-fiction. Creative non-fiction includes literary criticism and biography/autobiography. There is an annual deadline for submitting applications.

The names of the twenty-one writers who will receive a total of £70,000 in Writers’ Bursaries this year have been announced. Click here for further information.

During 2017-18 Literature Wales will be enhancing and developing its services for writers, including the Writers’ Bursaries and the Mentoring Scheme. We are currently awaiting confirmation of National Lottery funding for 2018 Bursaries and Mentoring. We anticipate that this will be confirmed during summer 2017.

Timetable 2018 Bursaries

The timetable and closing date for 2018 Bursary applications will be announced after funding has been confirmed. The dates in this timetable are subject to confirmation of funding, and may be subject to change.

The new application form and updated guidelines for 2018 Bursaries will be available to download from the Literature Wales website after funding has been confirmed.

For further information on the members of the Bursaries Panel click here.

If you have any queries regarding Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries, please contact Literature Wales:
029 2047 2266 /


Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and the Mentoring Scheme are supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.


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