New annual scholarship for early career African writers
The Miles Morland Foundation has established an annual scholarship scheme to support writers early in their career. The evaluation panel will include MMF trustees and past participants in the Caine Prize. Up to three Morland Writing Scholarships, each worth £18,000, will be awarded each year to writers of fiction or non-fiction.
Candidates must provide a 2,000 – 7,000 word sample of published work. This may be a complete work or an excerpt. The panel may request further work or information.
The candidate must also submit a brief proposal for new work (excluding work in progress). Work samples, the proposed work and application materials must be in English. Book projects of 80,000 words or more are preferred, as are works relating to Africa. Plays or screenplays are not eligible. The Morland Writing Scholar must produce at least 10,000 new words per month, in order for the Scholarship support to continue. Candidates must have been born in Africa or both of their parents must have been born in Africa.
The Trustees reserve the right to vary the terms and requirements of the Scholarships at their discretion.
Please send submissions by October 31, 2013. The Scholarships will be announced in December 2013 and will run for the calendar year 2014.
All enquiries and submissions relating to the Morland Scholarships should be directed to MMF@blakman.com