The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2018 is open for entries

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Looking for a writing adventure?

The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship is now open for entries until 23 March 2018.

Founded by Julia Darling’s friends and family in 2015, the Fellowship is managed by New Writing North. It is inspired by Julia’s love of travel and by the appreciation she had of writing away from home, while also reflecting her passion for encouraging other writers.

Worth £2000, the Fellowship offers a published writer from the North of England a period of travel for writing, research and inspiration. So far the award has supported three writers to undertake creative journeys to write and research new work: Chloe Daykin travelled to Norway, Michelle Green travelled to Hayling Island and Emma McGordon journeyed to San Francisco.

The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship is awarded by a panel made up of Julia’s writer friends and family. This year’s judges are Kitty Fitzgerald, Linda Anderson, Jan Clements and Bev Robinson.

Julia Darling’s work encompassed a wide range of topics and forms from plays and novels to poetry and performance. Honouring that range of disciplines, the Fellowship is open to novelists, poets and playwrights. Entrants must be over the age of 18, live and work in the North of England and have at least one professionally produced or published work to their name.

The Fellowship can be used to fund travel and accommodation in the UK and internationally, for activity that takes place between June 2018 and May 2019. The Fellowship will also support group applications by writers who would like to undertake joint residential retreats (something that Julia valued).

To apply writers must write a brief description (up to 500 words) of how they would like to use the resource to advance their creative work, a short biography (up to 300 words) and state why now would be a good time for them to receive support (up to 300 words). To apply visit the project page.

Entry is by online submission only.

The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship opens for applications on Tuesday 6 February 2018 and the deadline for submissions if Friday 23 March 2018.