The Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship 2021/ How to submit (£18,000 + Publication)

The Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship 2021 is currently open for submissions. The scholarship is awarded annually to writers, to allow them time to write the book they propose to write, the first draft of a complete book. The scholarship is awarded in the fiction category and in the nonfiction category.

Previous winners of the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship include Kola Tunbosun, Eloghosa Osunde, F.T. Kola, and Elnathan John.

Eligibility for the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship 2021

  • Writers must be from Africa or whose parents were born in Africa
  • No submission fee
  • Submissions must be made in English

Application Deadline

September 18th, 2021

How to Submit for the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship 2021

Interested writers are to submit;

  • A writing sample of between 2000 – 5000 words which must be culled from a piece of prose that has been published and offered for sale. A proof of publication should be provided.
  • A description of between 400 – 1000 words on the work you intend to write. This proposal should be for a completely new book.
  • An author’s bioof between 200 – 300 words.
  • A scan of an official document showing that you or your parents were born in Africa.
  • How you heard of the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send a sample chapter of between 3000 – 4000 words of the proposed work.
  • Submission should be made via this link

Payment for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

  • The selected fiction writer will receive £18,000, which will be paid over the course of twelve months.
  • Selected non-fiction writers who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant, paid over the period of eighteen months.

You might want to learn the process of biography writing or the art of storytelling before submission.

Good Luck!

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