Morland Writing Scholarships for Literary Scholars of African Descent


The Morland Writing Scholarships, for fiction and non-fiction work is open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa. The writing scholarship is courtesy Miles Morland Foundation (MMF).

To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must submit a piece of published work, or an excerpt from a piece of published work, of between 2000 – 5000 words to be evaluated by a panel set up by the MMF which will include readers and judges.

The Scholarships will be awarded based on these submissions although the Foundation may also wish to question certain candidates or ask for other work. The work submitted will be judged purely on literary merit

The scholarship is for fiction or non-fiction but NOT poetry, plays or screen-play scripts.

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