Bursary for Writers of Colour

8SQUARED BURSARY

FUNDED PLACES FOR TWO SF WRITERS OF COLOUR IN 2017

Due to the generosity of the committee of 8Squared Con, and an anonymous (writer) donor, Milford SF Writers’ Conference is able to offer two bursaries for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour to attend the 2017 Milford SF Writers’ Conference in the UK from 9th – 16th September. 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 value is £610. 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.

Applications are now closed. The bursaries for 2017 have been awarded to Dolly Garland, London, UK, and Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Lagos, Nigeria. Thank you to all applicants. The standard was very high and we are sorry we couldn’t invite you all.

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