The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entries on Wednesday 1st July. The deadline for submissions is Friday 18th September. For all information on how to apply, please see the page marked ‘Entry Requirements and FAQs’ on our website (www.milesmorlandfoundation.com ).
Last year we received seven hundred submissions for four Scholarships, the highest number ever. We were blown away by the quality of writing and the unprecedented variety of the proposals. We look forward to seeing a similar spread of talent this year. We’ll be announcing our new winners in November.
This year we will be rotating the judges’ panel, so Otosirieze Obi-Young whose first-hand knowledge of African writing was so helpful last year will be dropping off to be replaced by Chuma Nwokolo, the Nigerian writer and publisher. Muthoni Garland, as chair, and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf return to complete the panel.