**Please note: applications for 2019 Writers’ Bursaries are now closed**
Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries are awarded annually, and can be awarded to writers at all stages of their careers. Published writers and new and emerging writers are eligible to apply for a Writer’s Bursary.
The refocused 2019 Writers’ Bursaries Awards, which are funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales, enable writers to concentrate on developing a specific work in progress across a twelve-month period. The amounts are fixed sum awards at £3,000.
Writers’ Bursaries are awarded annually and can be awarded to writers at all stages of their careers. Published writers and new and emerging writers are eligible to apply for a Writer’s Bursary.
Applicants may apply for a Writer’s Bursary; or a Support Fund Bursary, if eligible. Support Fund Bursaries are available for writers with mobility problems or disabilities in need of specialist equipment and assistance. Applicants for the Support Fund Bursary may apply for up to £1,000 for assistance to develop their work in progress.
Writers’ Bursaries and Support Fund Bursaries are awarded to support writers creating new work in the following genres: Prose, including novels and short stories; graphic novels, poetry, children’s literature, young adult fiction, and creative non-fiction. Creative non-fiction includes literary criticism and biography/autobiography.
Applicants must be resident in Wales.
There is an annual deadline for submitting applications for Writers’ Bursaries. Applications for 2019 Writers’ Bursaries have closed, as the deadline for submitting applications for 2019 Writers’ Bursaries has now passed. (5.00 pm Tuesday 11 September 2018). Late applications will not be accepted.
What happens next?
Applications for Writers’ Bursaries are assessed by the Literature Wales Bursaries Panel.
Timetable 2019 Bursaries
The timetable for assessing the 2019 Writers’ Bursaries is as follows:
- All applications will be acknowledged by email and letter.
- All applications will be processed by the end of September. We will contact applicants by letter or email if your application is incomplete.
- Applications will be assessed by Bursaries Panel members during the period September – December 2018.
- The Bursaries Panel will meet to decide on the 2018 awards during November 2018.
- Every applicant will be informed of the outcome by letter. It is anticipated applicants will be informed by mid December 2018.
- The names of successful bursary recipients will be announced in January 2019.
Please note that the dates in this timetable may be subject to change.
For further details about last year’s Bursary recipients click here.
To see the list of Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries recipients 2011-2018 please scroll to the Resources section at the foot of the page.
If you have any queries regarding Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries, please contact Literature Wales:
029 2047 2266 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and the Mentoring Scheme are supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.