The School of Humanities New Writing Festival offers students from our School the opportunity to be mentored by a professional writer over a three month period. Applications for the 2021-22 festival will open on Friday 12th November.

To hear more about the application process join us for our launch event on Thursday 11th November at 6pm (tickets here). At this event, Kate M. Graham, the festival director, will talk through the application process and answer any questions.

To apply:

If you are a prose fiction writer or a life-writer, please send (approx.) 500 words.

If you are a playwright, please send 2-3 pages of work.

If you are a poet, please send 2-3 poems.

Email your application to k.graham1(at), using the subject line “SoH New Writing Festival Application”. Be clear in your email which form you are applying for – poetry, prose fiction, life-writing or playwriting.

Applications for the 2021-22 festival will close at 5pm on 16th December 2021.