Apprenticeships in Fiction 2012

9th March 2012

A one-year professional development programme for first-time novelists. Deadline: 31st May 2012

Adventures in Fiction is proud to present five†subsidized placements for first-time novelists of commercial and literary fiction, including one for crime, one for fantasy and one for fiction for children and young people (9+ and YA).

The placements, which have an individual value of over £2,750 will take the form of an apprenticeships with a professional writer working in a similar genre.

The five apprentices will be selected from open competition by a panel of experts including Ben Mason†from up and coming new literary agency Fox Mason. † †
In its first six years, the scheme has already resulted in five publications and referred more than thirteen writers to literary agents.

Six writers have secured funding, two from Arts Council England, to support placements.†
Apprenticeships in Fiction aims to encourage diversity, excellence and†originality.†

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