David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds

Note: This one isn’t for plays but if you’re writing a book, read on…

“We’re hugely excited at David Higham to open out the way that we connect with new writers by offering ten people from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to spend a day with us – meeting industry experts and receiving tailored feedback on their work at what is planned to be a bi-annual DHA Open Day for Under-Represented Writers.”

The inaugural DHA Open Day will take place on Thursday 13 December 2018 at their offices in Soho and will focus on fiction-writing for adults.* The day will feature talks and Q&As with agents and publishers, one-to-one sessions to provide tailored feedback on current writing projects and the opportunity to meet like-minded authors and agents at a drinks reception. DHA’s second Open Day will take place in 2019 will focus on writing for children.

They welcome applications from any writer living in the UK from an under-represented background including LGBTQ+ writers, BAME writers, writers from working-class backgrounds, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities and writers with disabilities. Writers must be un-agented.

A bursary for travel expenses will be available for each writer chosen.

* They are not at this time looking for poetry, plays, screenplays or children’s fiction.

How to apply: Please complete the application form on the website and attach up to three chapters of your work. The deadline for submissions is Monday 17 September and the selected writers will be informed on Monday 12 November.

If you have any questions, please contact Yas Langley at openday@davidhigham.co.uk.

When: Thursday, 13 December 2018

Where: David Higham Associates, Waverley House, 7–12 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8GQ

Deadline: 17 September 2018

Source: @Littlepiecesofgold

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