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23 January 2021

Our Voices: writer development programme

The Our Voices programme from Creative Scotland aims to develop the writing of emerging writers from under-represented communities who might not otherwise be able to access this kind of professional support as they work towards a full draft of their first book and consider their next steps in building a career as a writer.

This pilot programme will look to support around 40 emerging writers from under-represented communities. Applications are sought from those who have begun to write their first book, who are ready to respond to professional feedback on their writing and would like an opportunity to discuss their ambitions as writers.

Applications are particularly welcome from unpublished writers who identify as disabled, LGBTQ+, care-experienced, BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic), and/or from a low-income household.

Applications for Round 1 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Round 2 will open for applications in May 2021.

For more information and to apply, see the Creative Scotland website.