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Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2018 – applications now open until 23rd March 2018


Worth £2000, the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship offers a published writer from the North of England a period of travel for writing, research and inspiration. It is now open for entries until 23 March 2018.



The Fellowship was founded by Julia’s friends and family in 2015 to celebrate Julia’s passion for writing and is managed by New Writing North. It is inspired by Julia’s love of travel and by the appreciation that she had of writing away from home, while reflecting her passion for encouraging other writers. So far the award has supported three writers to undertake creative journeys to write and research new work: Chloe Daykin travelled to Norway, Michelle Green travelled to Hayling Island and Emma McGordon journeyed to San Francisco.

The Fellowship is awarded by a panel made up of Julia’s writer friends and family. This year’s judges are Kitty Fitzgerald, Linda Anderson, Jan Clements and Bev Robinson.

Julia Darling’s work encompassed a wide range of topics and forms from plays and novels to poetry and performance. Honouring that range of disciplines, the Fellowship is open to novelists, poets and playwrights. Entrants must be over the age of 18, live and work in the north of England and have at least one professionally produced or published full-length work to their name.

To apply writers must write a brief description (up to 500 words) of how they would like to use the resource to advance their creative work, a short biography (up to 300 words) and state why now would be a good time for them to receive support (up to 300 words). To apply visit www.newwritingnorth.com . Entry is by online submission only.

The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship opens for applications on: Tuesday 6 February 2018 and the deadline for submissions is Friday 23 March 2018. The fellowship will be announced in May 2018.