The London Library launch Emerging Writers Programme

The London Library has launched an Emerging Writers Programme, offering one years’ free membership of The London Library for up to 40 writers.

Who can apply: the scheme is designed to support writers at the start of their careers, the Emerging Writers Programme is open to writers who haven’t yet had a full-length work of fiction, non-fiction or a collection of poems published or had a full-length work professionally produced for mainstream film, TV or the stage.

Applicants should be working, or planning to work, on a specific project, with the aim of publication or production, and have a clear idea of how they might use the Library’s resources to achieve that aim.

As well as membership, the Emerging Writers Programme includes writing development masterclasses, literary networking opportunities, peer support and guidance in use of the Library’s resources.

The Programme has been established with the help of Library supporters including literary agency AM Heath, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The Golden Bottle Trust, and the Julio and Maria Marta Núñez Memorial Fund.

Applicants will be selected anonymously by a panel of judges which includes London Library Trustee and writer Daisy Goodwin (chair); Paula Johnson, Head of Prizes and Awards at the Society of Authors; novelist Nikita Lalwani and an agent from A M Heath.

How to apply: the Programme runs from 2 May 2019 to 1 May 2020. Successful applicants will be invited to the Programme Launch at The Library on 2 May 2019.For all information about how to apply visit The London Library website 

Deadline: 4 March 2019 at 12pm 

Source: BBC Writersroom


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