Presented in collaboration with the Laura Kinsella Foundation.

Each year the Laura Kinsella Fellowship is offered to one exceptionally talented early-career writer of literary fiction living in England. The selected writer will be committed to their development and show extraordinary promise, receiving £4,000 and a programme of professional development and opportunities to further their writing career.

Set up to support writers experiencing limiting circumstances, or whose voices are underrepresented in mainstream literary fiction the support is bespoke, responding to the requirements and ambitions of the writer.

This support, delivered by National Centre for Writing, may include space and time to write, mentoring, residency or research trips, introductions to the industry, or engagement with our existing programmes.

National Centre for Writing seeks to select a Fellow with a clear project or vision for development.

The selected writer will receive:

  • A prize of £4,000
  • A programme of bespoke professional development and promotional opportunities, which may include space and time to write, mentoring, residency or research trips, introductions to the industry, or engagement with our existing programmes

The Laura Kinsella Fellowship is part of the National Centre for Writing’s Early Career Awards.