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Services for Writers

Literature Wales aims to develop and support writers at every stage of their writing journey.

Literature Wales runs two services which can assist writer development: Writers’ Bursaries, and the Mentoring Scheme.

Literature Wales’ Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme will not be open for applications this year.

Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and the Mentoring Scheme are funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales. Literature Wales was pleased to contribute 50% of our earmarked Bursaries and Mentoring National Lottery funding for 2020-2021 to the Arts Council of Wales Arts Resilience Fund in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We were one of many organisations who contributed to this broader package of support, which includes the Urgent Response Fund for Individuals for those freelance creative individuals – including writers – most in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information about ACW funding can be found here: https://arts.wales/funding/coronavirus

This year, in line with our Strategic Plan 2019-22, we will use this new opportunity to redefine and refocus our support and development opportunities for writers, ensuring that the right support at the right time can contribute towards the richness and diversity of our contemporary literary culture. Therefore, in the autumn we will be launching a new Professional Writer Development Programme for Black, Asian, or other Minority Ethnic Writers in Wales for 2021. Further information about the timetable and details of the scheme will be announced soon.

Details of our various opportunities for writers will be announced on Literature Wales’ website and on our social media channels: