Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.
This week’s pick: RSL Brookleaze Grants for writers
Description: Awarded by the Royal Society of Literature, the RSL Brookleaze Grants support writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers) who need time away from their ‘normal’ lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad for research – to write. The deadline for applications for the current round of submissions is Monday, 7 November, 2016. £5,000 is available annually for writers in need of financial support to see a project to completion. This is awarded in two rounds- spring and autumn – and may be split between two or three people per round (averaging four recipients per year). Grants are awarded to writers (see above) who need time away from their commitments to research and write in order to get a project closer to publication or performance.
So, what’s so great about it? Being a playwright can be tricky financially: you need more time to write but you have to spend all your time working to pay the bills. For lots of writers, a bit of extra cash could go a long way in getting that project finished. If that’s you, a Brookleaze Grant might be just the thing. We reckon it’s worth a shot anyway!
Read the full details here
Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.
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