Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Charles Pick Fellowship for Writers from South Asia

Via Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership

The Charles Pick Fellowship is dedicated to the memory of the distinguished publisher and literary agent, Charles Pick, whose career began in 1933 and continued until shortly before his death in January 2000. He encouraged young writers at the start of their careers with introductions to other writers and practical and financial help. Of six months duration and worth £10,000, the Fellowship seeks to continue this spirit of encouragement by giving support to the development of a new and as yet unpublished prose writer.

Martin Pick, Charles Pick’s son, announced (on 20 June 2011 at the Worlds Literature Festival) that this fellowship is being expanded to include an additional fellowship specifically for writers from South Asia. The fellowship enables a writer to spend six months in residence at the University of East Anglia. It will be chaired by Professor Amit Chaudhuri and the short list decided by Professor Jon Cook, Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia and a founding Board member of the Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership.

This fellowship is for an unpublished author from South Asia writing in English.

Applicatns should submit no more than 3,000 words. Short listed applicants will be awarded £1,400 and have the opportunity to join a mentored workshop in South Asia with one or more distinguished writers.

The deadline for the fellowship is 31 January 2012.
Click here for more information.

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