FUNDED PLACES FOR WRITERS OF COLOUR TO ATTEND THE MILFORD WRITERS’ CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER
Milford SF Writers’ Conference is offering two bursaries for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour to attend the next Milford SF Writers’ Conference in the UK.
Bursary recipients so far include Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Nigeria), Dolly Garland (UK), Nisi Shawl (USA), Rochita Loenen Ruiz (Philipines/Netherlands), Russell Smith (UK), Mbozi T Haimbe (UK), Georgina Kamsika (UK), Charlotte Forfieh (UK), Ramya Jegatheesan (UK), Somto Iheuze (Nigeria).
We open applications in October for the following September’s Milford. Applications close at the end of February. Applicants will be notified of the results before the end of March. Writers from all over the world (far and near) are invited to apply as long as they write in English. Applicants must be ‘Milford qualified’ (i.e at least one SF story sale).
The bursary will cover the cost of the conference fee and full board accommodation (i.e. room and all meals). The bursary does not cover the cost of transport to or from the conference from either inside or outside the UK.
This is intended to be an encouragement and not a quota. We only have two 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 past applicants. If you have applied unsuccessfully in the past, you are welcome to apply again as soon as applications open. In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact the Milford secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org