Literature Wales Writer Commissions – Deadline 15 April

Published Wed 1 Apr 2020 - By Literature Wales
Literature Wales’ offices are currently closed, and much of our activity is postponed. However, our commitment to inspiring communities, developing writers and celebrating Wales’ literary culture remains as strong as ever.

We are pleased to announce a round of funding for freelance writers to devise and create original digital content and projects. This is the first commissioning round. The next will be announced via the Literature Wales website and social media channels in due course.

We are fully aware that this is an intensely worrying time, both in terms of our mental and physical well-being as individuals and communities, and especially so for those who rely on freelance income. This call-out is intended to allow freelance writers to continue to receive paid work during this uncertain time. In addition, the content created will entertain, inspire and educate creative audiences, early career writers, children and participants across Wales.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest:
12.00 noon on Wednesday 15 April


What’s Available:

There are 10 commissions available worth £500 each.

Writers can apply for one commission only, however you are welcome to submit expressions of interest individually, in pairs or as a collective.


Eligibility Criteria

All Wales-based freelance writers are eligible for this opportunity.

Priority will be given to the following:

  • Those who identify with at least one of our Target Client Characteristics (individuals on low income, individuals from a BAME background, individuals with disabilities or illnesses (mental and physical))
  • Those who haven’t received a fee from Literature Wales in the last two months
  • Those who are not already in receipt of any regular funding from Literature Wales

The Literature Wales Strategic Plan 2019-2022 is available here. We recommend reading this in advance of submitting your application.


How to apply

Please download the full call-out document below for further details about the commissions and instructions of how to apply.



Call out - Commissions for Writers 01.04.20 (Word)
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Call out - Commissions for Writers 01.04.20 (PDF)
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