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Telling Underrepresented Stories Through the Creative Essay & Short Story – Call Out

Published Mon 18 May 2020 - By Literature Wales

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Literature Wales’ offices remain 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.

Özgür Uyanik and Durre Shawar were successful in applying for the first #LWCommissions call out announced on 1 April 2020. They will be working with selected participants self-identifying as BAME, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, low-income or with disabilities. Participants will take part in a webinar and will receive editorial feedback on their work.

 

What’s available

For 10-12 early career writers to take part in a creative webinar and receive editorial feedback on their work.

Writers will then expand their original idea to around 1,000 words (max 1,500) and will be provided with editorial feedback so that they may gain increased knowledge of the creative essay/short story form and what is involved in the editorial process to provide the confidence and motivation to submit their work to publishers and writing support schemes in the future.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Wales-based early career writers are eligible for this opportunity.

The project is focussing on developing Writers self-identifying as BAME, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, low-income or with disabilities

Writers must be over 18 to apply.

 

How to apply

Please note, you will be asked to submit a 100-word pitch for a creative essay or short story project on any subject that moves you to write. We advise that you prepare this in advance to starting your application.

 

Deadline for submissions

5.00 pm Friday 5 June 2020