The Miles Morland Foundation is proud to announce that the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers. The quality of writing they receive remains impressively high and The foundation is happy to see the number of submissions rise each year. With over 550 applications last year, they hope to have even more this year. They are looking forward to discovering their new winners in November.
Moreover, Miles Morland Foundation would be grateful if you would help us by passing this information on. Further, to anyone you think might be interested. As well as announcing the opening dates on Facebook and Twitter using the link below.
- Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time. Also, could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months.
- The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa. Also, both of whose parents were born in Africa
- To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must submit an excerpt from a piece of work. Which is of between 2,000 – 5,000 words, written in English that have publish for sale.
- The only condition imposed on the Scholars during the year of their Scholarship is that they must write. They will be to submit by email at least 10,000 new words every month until they have finished their book, or their Scholarship term has ended. If the publishing of the first draft of the book is before the year is up, payments will continue while the Scholar edits and refines their work.
- Scholars are also to donate to the MMF 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from the book they write during the period of their Scholarship. This includes revenues as a result of film rights, serializations or other ancillary revenues arising from the book written during the Scholarship period. These funds will be to support other promising writers. The 20% return obligation should be considered a debt of honor rather than a legally binding obligation.