Opportunities and Deadlines for African Writers

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The deadline for the Morland Writing Scholarship is 31st October 2013.  

Up to 3 grants of £18,000 (paid monthly over the course of a year) will be awarded to early career writers to enable them to pursue their work.  Writers should submit a brief proposal outlining what they intend to write (500 words) and a sample of previously published work.  Entries will be judged by a panel of Ellah Allfrey, Olufemi Terry and Nadifa Mohamed.

The Scholarships are open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.  Full details of how to apply here

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The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entry between 1st October and 30th November 2013.

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