Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship 2023 for Africans |grant of £18,000

Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship 2023 for Africans |grant of £18,000

The Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship 2023 for Africans is now accepting applications. The Miles Morland Foundation’s major goal is to fund African organizations that help Africans get their voices heard. It is especially interested in promoting African writing and literature.

Before becoming established, it might be difficult for writers to compose while also making a living. The MMF annually provides a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships to assist meet this demand, with the goal of giving each Scholar enough time to complete the first draft of a completed book.

Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship Grant

  • 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.

Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship Eligibility

  • Open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in Africa.
  • Candidate must submit an excerpt from a piece of work of between 2,000 – 5,000 words, written in English that has been published and offered for sale, you must send clear evidence that the piece you upload as part of your application has been both published AND offered for sale.

Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship Requirement

  • The only condition imposed on the Scholars during the year of their Scholarship is that they must write. They will be asked 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 first draft of the book is completed before the year is up, payments will continue while the Scholar edits and refines their work.

Scholar’s Undertaking

  • At the end of each month scholars must send the Foundation 10,000 new words that they will have written over the course of the month. Scholars are also asked 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, serialisations or other ancillary revenues arising from the book written during the Scholarship period. These funds will be used to support other promising writers. The 20% return obligation should be considered a debt of honour rather than a legally binding obligation.

Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship Application

Have you enclosed all six things on the checklist below? If not, do not send a submission.

  • A submission of between 2,000 to 5,000 words as a Word document of work that has been published and offered for sale.
  • Proof of publication and proof of sale.
  • A description of between 400 – 1,000 words about the new book you intend to write.
  •  A scan of an official document showing that you, or both of your parents, were born in Africa.
  •  A brief bio of between 200 – 300 words.
  •  Tell them how you heard about the Morland Writing Scholarships.

Deadline: September 18, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit Morland African Writing Scholarship.


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