Applications call for Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship 2020
The Foundation welcomes both fiction and non-fiction proposals. Miles Morland Foundation is aware that non-fiction Scholars may need extra time for research, so the Foundation may exercise its discretion to offer non-fiction writers a longer Scholarship period of up to 18 months.
The candidates should submit a description of between 400 – 1,000 words of the work they intend to write. The proposal must be for a full-length book of no fewer than 80,000 words. The MMF does not accept proposals for collaborative writing or short story collections. The proposal should be for a completely new job, not a work in progress, and must be in English.
Please note that if you are shortlisted for a Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship, you will be asked to send us a 3,000 – 4,000-word “chapter” of the book you are proposing to write on your scholarship year to help the judges assess your ability. Writers will be notified that they are on the shortlist at the end of October. Shortlisters will then have 15 days to return the sample “chapter”. In view of that, please do some advance thinking about the sample “chapter” you will have to provide if you are shortlisted.
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, could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months.
In order to qualify for the Scholarship, a candidate must submit an excerpt from a piece of work of between 2,000 – 5,000 words, written in English that have been published and offered for sale. This will be evaluated by a panel of readers and judges set up by the MMF. The work submitted will be judged purely on literary merit. It is not the purpose of the Scholarships to support academic or scientific research or works of special interest such as religious or political writings. Submissions or proposals of this nature do not qualify.
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