Writing for Children Bursary

Kindly donated by Mairi Hedderwick, one of our Patrons, this bursary will support one place on the sold out Writing for Children Course in July.  The tutors for the course are Melvin Burgess and Jenny Valentine with guest Gillian Cross. It is hoped that this opportunity will support a writer wishing to develop skills in the genre and enhance their writing practice. Details about the previous winners can be found on this page.

We are now open for submissions for the 2017 bursary.



The Bursary ­ is open to unpublished/published writers living and working in Scotland who have or would like to have a ‘Writing for Children or Young Adults’ piece in development.

Please apply by sending:

  • A CV which demonstrates that you meet the criteria
  • An A4 summary of your writing project that outlines your work in progress.
  • A sample of your work maximum 1000 words, double spaced and single sided for YA.


  • A sample of your work maximum 400 words, double spaced and single sided for Children.

Applications can be submitted from the 8th March with a closing date of April 3rd at 5pm. The successful applicant will be notified in the middle of April.

Read our guide to submitting work HERE.

Applications should be sent by email to: mairihedderwickbursary@moniackmhor.org.uk or by post to:

Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre,

For any enquiries relating to the Writing for Children Bursary, please contact: Dr Heather Clyne, Centre Administrator

info@moniackmhor.org.uk                 Tel: 01463 741675


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