Bursary for Writers of Colour

MILFORD BURSARIES FOR WRITIERS OF COLOUR

FUNDED PLACES FOR SF WRITERS OF COLOUR IN 2017, 2018 AND 2019

Due to the generosity of the committee of 8Squared Con, and an anonymous (writer) donor, Milford SF Writers’ Conference offer two bursaries for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour to attend the 2017 Milford SF Writers’ Conference in the UK.

The bursary recipients were Suyi Davies Okungbowa, from Lagos, Nigeria, and Dolly Garland from London, UK. We are offering bursaries again in 2018 and the recipients are Nisi Shawl from the USA and Rochinta Loenen Ruiz from the Philipines, currently resident in the Netherlands.

In September 2018, we will be opening applications for one bursary for a writer of colour to attend Milford in 2019.

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 £700. 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: jacey@jaceybedford.co.uk

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