Application Due Date: Monday 30 th September 2019

The Miles Morland Structure is pleased to reveal that the 2019 Morland Composing Scholarships for African authors.

It can be hard for authors, prior to they end up being developed, to compose while at the same time earning money. To assist satisfy this require the MMF awards each year a little number of Morland Composing Scholarships, with the goal being to permit each Scholar the time to produce the initial draft of a finished book. The Scholarships are open to anybody writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose moms and dads were born in Africa.

The function of the Scholarships is to promote literature and great writing. Submissions, consisting of non-fiction submissions, will be evaluated entirely on literary benefit. Prior to you send an entry ask yourself, or ask an unbiased buddy, “does my entry program literary benefit?” If the response is “no” please do not make a submission.


To receive the Scholarship a.
prospect need to send an excerpt from a piece of work of in between 2,000–.
5,000 words, composed in English that has actually been released and provided for.
sale,. This will be examined by a panel of readers and judges established.
by the MMF. The work sent will be evaluated simply on literary.
benefit. It is not the function of the Scholarships to support scholastic or.
clinical research study, or works of unique interest such as spiritual or.
political works. Submissions or propositions of this nature do not.

Scholarship Requirement:

The only condition troubled the Scholars throughout the year of their Scholarship is that they need to compose. They will be asked to send by e-mail a minimum of 10,000 brand-new words on a monthly basis till they have actually completed their book, or their Scholarship term has actually ended. If the initial draft of the book is finished prior to the year is up, payments will continue while the Scholar edits and improves their work.

Proposed Work:

The prospects must send a.
description of in between 400– 1,000 words of the work they mean to.
compose. The proposition should be for a complete length book of no less than.
80,000 words. The MMF does decline propositions for collective.
composing or narrative collections. The proposition needs to be for a.
totally brand-new work, not an operate in development, and need to remain in English.


Please likewise inform us in 200–.
300 words something about yourself and your background. Individuals who reach.
the shortlist will be requested for additional info about themselves.
and how they propose to compose their book.

Fiction or Non-Fiction:

The Structure invites both.
fiction and non-fiction propositions. We understand that non-fiction.
Scholars might require additional time for research study, so the Structure may.
workout its discretion to provide non-fiction authors a longer.
Scholarship duration of approximately 18 months.

Beginning times:

Scholars might choose to begin at any time in between January and June in the.
year following the Scholarship Award. Their payments and the 10,000
word month-to-month submission requirement will begin at the very same time.

Accepted works:

The Scholarships are indicated for complete length works of adult fiction or non-fiction. Poetry, plays, movie scripts, kids’s books, and narrative collections do not certify.


The Structure will not evaluate.
or talk about the month-to-month submissions as they are available in. Nevertheless, each.
Scholar will be provided the chance to be mentored by a developed.
author or publisher. Most of the times the mentorship will start after the.
book has actually been ended up and the Scholarship duration has actually ended. At the.
discretion of the Structure, the expense of the mentorship will be borne.
by the MMF. It is not the intent of the MMF to function as editor or a.
publisher. Scholars will require to discover their own representatives and publishers.
although the MMF mores than happy to provide recommendations.


Please keep in mind that this is not a.
domestic Scholarship. It depends on the Scholars what their living.
plans are throughout their Scholarship year.

Essential Dates:

Applications will be gotten.
in between 30 th June 2019 and 30 th September2019 Applications sent.
outside that duration will not be taken a look at.

To Learn More:

Check Out the Authorities Web Page of the Miles Morland Structure 2019 Morland Composing Scholarships

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