The Miles Morland Foundation has announced that the Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2019 open on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as the Morland Writing Scholarship, is an opportunity to allow writers a luxury accorded to very few. In this initiative, bills are sorted out for a year allowing them that opportunity to complete that manuscript that they have been wanting to finish.
Scholars writing fiction receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months. At the discretion of the foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction may receive a grant of up to £27,000, paid over a period of up to eighteen months. This is divided into twelve and given to the recipient and in return, they are required to hand in 10,000 words every month. The plan is that by the end of the year one has a novel ready for publication.
In the past, the scholarship has been accorded to writers like Simone Haysom, Yewande Omotoso, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Akwaeke Emezi, Karen Jennings, Ayesha Harruna Attah, and Elnathan John.
An opportunity for the next generation of scholars is in the offing with the foundation making a callout for submissions. Choosing the scholars this year are Muthoni Garland, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and Otosirieze Obi-Young. If you have a manuscript concept that you believe will wow these three, please click here for more information.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 30th September.