We believe that every writer should have access to the best advice, tools and opportunities to take their writing further, and we’re working to ensure that we do our bit to make that possible.
That’s why we always offer bursary opportunities to under-represented writers where we can.
During our Summer Festival of Writing, we provided over 30 bursary places giving free access to over 100+ live online events to writers across the world. Some of these were funded by our generous speakers, including Clare Mackintosh, Neil Gaiman, and Chris Riddell.
We’re very proud to be able to offer bursary places to our incredible Self-Editing Your Novel Course with Debi Alper. Our very first recipient of this bursary went on to secure a two-book deal with Bookouture.
We post all bursary opportunities here, as and when they arise. So be sure to check for updates regularly.
Current Bursary Opportunities
We’re always adding new bursary opportunities to help under-represented writers access the courses, tools, and advice they need to take their writing forward. Take a look below for current opportunities.
The York Festival of Writing Kit De Waal Bursary
The York Festival of Writing is back for the first time since 2019. It runs from 2-4 September 2022 and, for the first time, we’re inviting a Writer in Residence to join us for the Festival.
We’re delighted that award-winning author and advocate for working-class writers, Kit De Waal, is our first Writer in Residence. We will be offering one free place at the York Festival of Writing to a UK-based carer in her name.
The bursary is open from 27 May – 27 June 2022 (closes at midday BST).
Become a Member of Jericho Writers
Writing is hard – don’t do it alone! Our membership package gives you year-round writing support and guidance with video courses, live agent pitch sessions, masterclasses and more.
- Our ‘Getting Published’ video course
- Our ‘How to Write’ video course
- Our ‘Self-Publishing’ video course
- Live literary agent pitch sessions
- ALL our video Masterclasses
- The AgentMatch literary agent database
- Feature films with agents, authors and publishers.
- FREE feedback on your query letter
- PLUS – a 10% discount on tutored courses, editorial services and events
Need some extra help?
Get in touch with our Writers Support team who will be happy to help!