Submissions for the 2021 award are now open.

Presented in collaboration with the Laura Kinsella Foundation.

The Laura Kinsella Fellowship will support one exceptionally talented early career writer of literary fiction.

This exciting new Fellowship is an inclusive platform for writers at the beginning of their career. Set up to support writers experiencing limiting circumstances, or whose voices are underrepresented in mainstream literary fiction, one writer will receive not only a cash prize but a bespoke programme of support delivered by National Centre for Writing.

Click here to access the submission forms.

The chosen Laura Kinsella Fellow will be committed to their development and show extraordinary promise.

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.