Morland Writing Scholarships 2024

£18,000 Morland Writing Scholarships 2024 open for entries

The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2024, one of the continent’s richest, were open for your entries on July 1, 2024.

The Morland Writing Scholarship for African Writers, popularly referred to as the Morland Writing Scholarship is a manuscript prize worth £18,000 open to African writers. It has been accorded to writers from across the continent like Yewande Omotoso, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Gloria Mwaniga Odari, Hawa Jande Golakai, Nnamdi Oguike, and Parsalelo ole Kantai. Muhammad L. Kejera (Gambia), Neema Komba (Tanzania), Chido Muchemwa (Zimbabwe), Chika Oduah (Nigeria), and Lanre Otaiku (Nigeria) were the recipients in 2022. In 2023, the recipients were Rafeeat Aliyu, Mubanga Kalimamukwento, Kiprop Kimutai, and Remy Ngamije.

The foundation has announced the opening of this year’s entries with the following announcement;

Morland African Writing Scholarships 2024 Announcement

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2024 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entries on Monday 1st July. The deadline for submissions is Friday 20th September. For information on how to apply, please see the page marked ‘Entry Requirements and FAQs’ on our website. For those applying, please read these carefully as we will be unable to accept applications that do not adhere to our entry requirements.

Last year we received over 500 submissions. We’re looking forward to receiving entries from new applicants as well as people who have applied before and not made the winners’ list. Our judges will have the difficult task of selecting four new scholars out of those who apply. The winners will be announced in November.

For information on the dates and requirements please click here.

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