Bursary Opportunities with Writers & Artists

A list of bursaries made available by Writers & Artists for 2021 as part of our Accessibility scheme. Please read the eligibility criteria and application details carefully before submitting to AccessWA@bloomsbury.com. Each recipient of a W&A bursary also receives one-year access to our Listings database of publishing industry contacts. 

Bursary Opportunities - events, courses and editing services

W&A Editing Services

We’re pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to writers and/or illustrators for the following W&A editing services in 2021:
Full Manuscript Review: View service details
Beat the Rejection Consultation: View service details

These bursary places for 2021 are worth a combined total retail value of £2,000.

Eligibility criteria:
Our definition of low income:
-    Unmarried, not cohabiting with a partner, and with an annual income of less than £22,000
-    Married or cohabiting with a partner, with a total annual household income of less than £35,000
 

How to apply:
Please send your application to AccessWA@bloomsbury.com with the email subject line ‘BURSARY APPLICATION:' followed by the name of the service for which you’d like to receive financial assistance.

In under 300 words, please tell us why you require funding for the service

In under 300 words, please tell us a bit about the manuscript you plan to submit for editorial or agent feedback.

(Please note: you must have a complete draft of a manuscript if you are applying for the Full Manuscript Review service, and this must be accompanied by a one-page synopsis. If you intend to apply for an assisted Beat the Rejection Consultation, the agent carrying out your session will read the first three chapters – or first 10,000 words – of your manuscript. This must be accompanied by a one-page covering letter and either a one-page synopsis if you’re writing fiction or narrative non-fiction, or a five-page chapter outline if you’re working on a non-narrative non-fiction manuscript.) 

Please state the names of particular editors or literary agents you’d like to look at your manuscript. Click here to view a full list of editors and agents working across writersandartists.co.uk

If you don’t quite fit the financial criteria set out above but still feel very financially challenged, then please apply anyway and explain your circumstances.
All bursary applicants may be required to provide proof of their financial circumstances in order to support their application.

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W&A Events and Writing Courses

Bursary places amounting to a total combined retail value of £2,000 have been made available by Writers & Artists for our 2021 programme of events and writing courses. Please visit individual event and writing course pages for details of the number of bursary places available, and also for application deadlines.

Unless application criteria for an individual event or course is otherwise specified below, your application must adhere to the following guidelines: 

Eligibility criteria:
Our definition of low income:
-    Unmarried, not cohabiting with a partner, and with an annual income of less than £22,000
-    Married or cohabiting with a partner, with a total annual household income of less than £35,000

How to apply:
Please send your application to AccessWA@bloomsbury.com with the email subject line ‘BURSARY APPLICATION:' followed by the name of the event or course you'd like to receive financial assistance in order to attend.

In under 300 words, please tell us why you require funding in order to benefit from the event/service and why we should award you this bursary.

In under 300 words, please tell us about your current work in progress.

If you don’t quite fit the financial criteria set out above but still feel very financially challenged, then please apply anyway and explain your circumstances.

All bursary applicants may be required to provide proof of their financial circumstances in order to support their application.