Our gratitude to Kit de Waal for her generosity and assistance in establishing our sponsorship scheme for writers on low incomes. Since 2018 over 100 writers who are otherwise unable to afford entry fees have received free entry for our awards.
For 2020, our grateful thanks to: Novel Nights; one anonymous supporter and 2017 longlistees Sarah Linley and Jennifer Harvey for their collective sponsorship, providing entry places for seven low income writers.
If you would be interested in sponsoring a place for a low income writer, please contact email@example.com
HOW TO APPLY FOR A SPONSORED ENTRY PLACE
Please select the “sponsored entry application” option in the payment section of our online entry form. If applications exceed the number of sponsored places, the most promising novels will be selected.
Successful applicants will be contacted if longlisted and must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; proof of being a full-time student; Housing Benefit; proof of being a full-time carer. All details will be kept entirely confidential.