2019 morland writing scholarships


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Miles Morland Foundation has announced the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will start receiving entries on the 30th of June, 2019. The closing deadline is 30th September, 2019.

Miles Morland Foundation was set up by Miles Morland in 2013 with a major aim of supporting Africans and allowing their voices to be heard, particularly through literature.

The Morland Writing Scholarships are provided to meet the financial need of writers, thus allowing them the time to produce the first draft of their book. It is usually difficult for writers to write and at the same time earn a living before they are fully established as writers.

A grant of 18000 pounds paid monthly over the course of twelve months would be given to scholars writing fiction. Non-fiction writers who require additional research time, could be given an additional grant, paid over a period of eighteen months.

The panel of judges includes;

  • Muthoni Garland (Chair): She is a writer and the founder of Storymoja, the Nairobi writer’s collective.
  • Bibi Bakare-Yusuf: She is the co-founder of Cassava Republic Press, a Yale World fellow, a Desmond Tutu Fellow and an acute judge of African writing.
  • Otosirieze Obi-Young is the Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper.

Entry requirements are available on their website. It is also important to read the FAQs before making any submission.

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