London Library’s Emerging Writers Programme open for submissions

What is it? 

The London Library’s Emerging Writers Programme, is open for submissions for the second year. The Programme offers writers one year’s membership of The London Library (which normally costs £540 per year) alongside writing development masterclasses, networking opportunities, peer support and guidance in use of the Library’s resources. The Programme will run from 13 May 2020 to 31 May 2021. Last year the Programme supported 38 writers.

Who should apply?

The programme is aimed at emerging writers committed to pursuing a career in writing.  Applicants should be working on, or planning, a specific project which will make extensive use of the Library’s resources and is intended for publication or production. The Programme is targeted at emerging writers who have not yet published a full-length work of fiction, non-fiction or a collection of poems, or had a full-length work professionally produced for mainstream film, TV or the stage.

Applications will then be selected anonymously by a panel of judges. The judges for the Emerging Writers Programme 2020 are: author and London Library trustee Isabelle Dupuy (chair); writer and translator Daniel Hahn; author and broadcaster Bidisha; and literary agents from AM Heath.

How to apply?

Full details about the Programme and how to apply, can be found on the London Library website 


Deadline: 19th February 2020

For more information about eligibility requirements, please contact


Source: BBC Writers Room

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