Applications for The Charles Pick Writing Fellowship which is dedicated to the memory of the distinguished publisher and literary agent, Charles Pick, are now open. Charles Pick encouraged young writers at the start of their careers with introductions to other writers and practical and financial help.
The fellowship will give support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writers of fictional or non-fictional prose. The Fellowship’s dual purpose is to give a promising writer the opportunity complete a major work and to develop his/her talents.
The fellowships is for six months, starting on 1 October. The award is £10,000.
Applicants must be a writer of fictional or non-fictional prose in English who have not yet published a book (for the purposes of this Fellowship, non-fictional prose includes, for example, biography, memoir and travel writing, but not critical or historical monographs based on academic research). Applicant must be from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) but does not need to be domiciled there.
Applications close on February 28, 2017.