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Young Writers’ Talent Fund


This is a project run by New Writing North to support exciting and talented young writers aged 15-25 living in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Fund is currently supported by the Northern Rock Foundation, and provides development opportunities for young creatives working across a range of writing forms, aiming to make connections between aspiring writers and producers, and industry professionals.

The Young Writers’ Talent Fund offers bespoke support, investment, mentoring and training opportunities. We want to ensure that this funding has a significant impact on your ability to pursue your talent and ideas!

At a glance

What is it?

Young Writers’ Talent Fund is a project run by New Writing North to support talented and aspiring writers aged between 15-25. The Fund is currently supported by legacy investment from the Northern Rock Foundation.

Who do we support?

We work with writers across a range of different writing disciplines including spoken word, poetry, prose, graphic novels, zines, script and game design (to name a few!)

How do I apply?

To apply for the scheme please fill in the application form. The shortlisted candidates may be asked to attend a meeting before final decisions are made.

Keep your eyes peeled! When applications open, deadlines and other guidelines will be posted here.



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