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 closing date for 2017 applications for Bursaries has now passed (5.00 pm Friday 28 October 2016). Late applications will not be accepted.


What happens next?
Timetable 2017 Bursaries

Assessment timetable:

The Bursaries Panel will assess the Bursary applications during the three month period following the closing date (November 2016 to end of January 2017). The Bursaries Panel will meet at the end of the assessment period (in February 2017). Within six weeks of the Bursary Panel’s decision meeting, every applicant will be individually informed of the Bursary Panel’s decision by letter. It is anticipated that applicants will be informed in early March 2017. The names of successful bursary recipients will be announced within seven weeks of the Panel’s decision meeting (in late March 2017). The dates in this timetable may be subject to change.

We anticipate that the next opportunity to apply for Writers’ Bursaries will be in autumn 2017, subject to confirmation of funding.

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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