Funded places for writers of colour to attend Milford SF in September 2022 – deadline approaching.

The deadline is 28th February 2022.

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Milford SF Writers’ Conference is offering two bursaries for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour (BAME)  to attend the 2022 Milford SF Writers’ Conference in the UK which takes place from 10th to 17th September. The location is Trigonos, Nantlle, North Wales (9 miles south of Caernarfon).

This is for the Milford critiquing week. (Sorry, there are no bursaries available for the writing retreat in May.) Check out what happens at Milford here.

In 2017, our bursary recipients were Suyi Davies Okungbowa, from Lagos, Nigeria and Dolly Garland from London, UK. In 2018 our recipients are Nisi Shawl from the USA and Rochita Loenen Ruiz from the Philipines, currently resident in the Netherlands. In 2019 we hosted Mbozi (Tanya) Haimbe and Russell Smith, both UK-based. In 2020 Milford was cancelled due to Covid, but in 2021 our funded places went to Charlotte Forfiyeh and Georgina Kamsika.

Charlotte Georgina and Dolly at Milford 2021

Applications for the two 2022 places are now open. They close on 28th February 2022 Successful applicants will be notified in March 2022 and must confirm acceptance or decline within a week of notification.

Writers from all over the world (far and near) are invited to apply as long as they write SFF in English and are ‘Milford qualified’ (i.e at least one SF story sale to a recognised publication). Each bursary will cover the cost of the whole week, including full board accommodation (i.e. ensuite single room and all meals). The bursary value is approximately £800. The bursary does not cover the cost of transport to or from the conference from either inside or outside the UK. Should a successful applicant be unable to take up the offer of a bursary, there is no cash value, and no guarantee that we will be able to offer a bursary in a future year.

This is intended to be an encouragement and not a quota. We have a limited number of bursaries available, however we operate an equal opportunities policy so all SF/F writers who are ‘Milford qualified’ are welcome to apply for the full-price Milford SF Writers’ Conference places, subject to availability.

Thank you to all previous applicants. If you have applied unsuccessfully in the past, you are welcome to apply again. Here’s information and an applcation form or if you have any questions, please contact the Milford secretary.

If you are interested in helping to fund our bursary programme for future years, please talk to us.

Milford secretary:

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (, the secretary of Milford SF Writers (, a singer ( and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (
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