Scholarship for an underrepresented writer

As part of the retreat, we will be offering one heavily subsidised place to one underrepresented writer who would otherwise not be able to afford the retreat. 

This place will be offered to one female (cis or trans) writer from a community underrepresented or marginalised in the publishing industry. This includes writers from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ communities, writers with disabilities or who are neurodiverse and socio-economically marginalised writers who are over the age of 18 and who reside in the UK. 

How to apply

​Please send us an email to with your contact details (name, email and address) and outline which eligibility criteria you fulfil and which pronouns you prefer. 

In a separate word or PDF document, which DOES NOT include your name, entitled Scholarship for an underrepresented writer please outline the following:

Please describe your writing journey so far (100-150 words) 

Please describe how you feel you could benefit from the retreat (100-150 words)


All entries to the Scholarship must be sent by 5th July 2021


The cost for this place will be £50 and the room will be one of the double bedrooms with a shared bathroom.

The place offered will also include a 121 session with Dr Georgina Green.

The writer will need to fund travel to and from the retreat and the full terms and conditions will apply. 

Selection Process

The selection process will be blind and based on your answers to the questions.
All entries to the Scholarship must be sent by 5th July 2021 and any entries that include your name on the document will not be considered. 

The scholarship is open to female (cis and trans) writers from an underrepresented community as outlined above over the age of 18, who fulfil the eligibility criteria and who reside in the UK and will be available to attend the retreat from 18-21 September 2021. There is no cash alternative to the scholarship and it is non-transferable.

The recipient of the scholarship will be contacted by email by 31st July 2021.

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