The Emerging Writer Award

EMERGING WRITER AWARD

Established in 2015, the Emerging Writer Award (formerly the Bridge Award) is now in its third year, and is run by Moniack Mhor in partnership with The Bridge Awards, a philanthropic venture that has helped to fund theatre and visual arts projects.

The award winner receives a tailor-made package worth up to £2,000 including tuition via open courses, retreat time and/or mentoring.

You can read about the previous winners HERE.


EMERGING WRITER AWARD 2017

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS AWARD ARE NOW CLOSED.

Moniack Mhor and The Bridge Awards are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2017 Emerging Writer Award, (previously The Bridge Award). The award is for unpublished prose fiction writers wishing to make a significant breakthrough in developing a full-length piece of work.

Established in 2015, the award is now in its third year, and is run by Moniack Mhor in partnership with The Bridge Awards, a philanthropic venture that has helped to fund theatre and visual arts projects.

Tracey Emerson, from The Bridge Awards, says:We hope that the combination of Moniack Mhor’s beautiful setting, inspiring courses and experienced mentors will enhance the awardee’s creative practice and provide a valuable stepping-stone in his/her writing career.”

The successful candidate will receive a tailor-made package worth up to £2,000 including tuition via open courses, retreat time and/or mentoring. The final terms of the award will be agreed by the successful candidate and Moniack Mhor.

Eligibility

The Emerging Writer Award is open to unpublished writers (individuals yet to have published a major work i.e novel, short story collection) with a work in progress. This year, we are delighted to say the Award is open to any writers living and working in the UK.

Read our guide to submitting work HERE.

Please apply by sending:

  • A CV which demonstrates literary achievements to date i.e. awards, publishing history, and that you meet the criteria.
  • An A4 summary of your writing project that outlines your work in progress. (Please do not put your name on the document as it will be judged anonymously)
  • A sample of your work (maximum 1000 words, double spaced and single sided with page numbers. Please do not put your name on the document as it will be judged anonymously)

Applications can be submitted from the 23th of January 2017 with a closing date of Monday 20th February 2016 at 5pm.

Applications should be sent by email to: bridgeawards@moniackmhor.org.uk or by post: Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire IV4 7HT

For any enquiries relating to the Bridge Award, please contact: Mark Phimister on mark@moniackmhor.org.uk

 

 

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