As a partner organisation supporting The Literary Consultancy’s Free Reads scheme, Shape is looking for disabled writers wanting to improve their skills by utilising a free reading and feedback programme. This service is available for extracts or full manuscripts across fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, scripts and screenplays.
The Literary Consultancy’s Free Reads scheme provides writers with free access to a professional reader, who will give written feedback on a sample of their work via detailed, written reports. TLC’s readers are experienced editors and writers with in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and are experts across a wide range of genres.
The pool of writers applying to Shape will be decided by them following a selection process. Written feedback for selected writers will usually arrive within 4-6 weeks of it being submitted to TLC by Shape.
In order to be considered for this opportunity you will need to be:
- A writer who is actively engaged in your practice, whether or not you are published or aiming for publication
- Self-identified as disabled
- On a low income
- A resident of England
- Over the age of 16
- Not part of a creative writing programme or longer writing course at the time of submission
How to apply: visit the Shape Arts website to find out more and to apply. You will also need to submit a sample of your writing (fiction, play, autobiography or memoir, for example) with a maximum length of 5000 words for prose; up to 20 pages for scripts; or up to 100 lines for poems.
Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midday
Source: BBC Writersroom