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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Training
Salary or training bursary: N/A
Company:Curtis Brown
Location:Online
Eligibility:
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:12/12/2021 - 17:00
Term:flexible

The Breakthrough YA & Children's Fiction Scholarship for Writers of Colour

This scholarship will award a talented writer of colour with limited financial means a place on our Writing YA & Children's Fiction course.

Curtis Brown Creative, the UK’s only agent-led creative writing school, has announced an exciting opportunity for writers of colour. If you have the desire to write and a great idea for a book for young readers – and if you’re a writer of colour without the financial means to attend a Curtis Brown Creative course – this scholarship opportunity is for you.

The Breakthrough YA & Children’s Fiction Scholarship will provide the full course fee for a talented writer of colour with limited financial means to study on our three-month online Writing YA & Children’s Fiction course led by award-winning author Catherine Johnson. The course will run from 24 January to 25 April 2022.

Curtis Brown Creative offers places on its courses on the basis of proven writing ability. They ask applicants to send the first 3,000 words of a novel in progress, with a one-page synopsis, and to fill out the application form. Please note that those with the financial means to attend CBC's courses should not apply to this scholarship. 

Applicants must fulfil this financial criteria:

  • Unmarried and not co-habiting with a partner, with an annual (gross, pre-tax) income of less than £25,000 and personal savings of less than £5,000.
  • Married or co-habiting with a partner, with a total annual (gross pre-tax) household income of less than £35,000 and personal savings (jointly or individually) of less than £5,000.

If you don’t quite fit our financial criteria but are nonetheless financially challenged, then do apply, explaining your circumstances in the form.

Applicants must have one of the following categories of ethnicity: East Asian (Chinese; Japanese); South Asian (Indian; Pakistani; Bangladeshi); Southeast Asian (Vietnamese; Korean; Filipino); any other Asian background; Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Asian; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; any other mixed background from more than one group; or any other background by which you identify as a person of colour.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.


In order to apply for this opportunity, follow the steps below
Step 1: Complete the form below



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