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Milford Bursaries for Writers of Colour


Due to the generosity of the committee of the 2012 8Squared Con, and an anonymous (writer) donor, Milford SF Writers' Conference offered two bursaries for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour to attend the 2017 Milford SF Writers' Conference in the UK.

Suyi and VaughanThe bursary recipients were Suyi Davies Okungbowa, from Lagos, Nigeria (pictured left with Vaughan Stanger) and Dolly Garland from London, UK. We are offering bursaries again in 2018 and the recipients are Nisi Shawl from the USA and Rochita Loenen Ruiz from the Philipines, currently resident in the Netherlands.

In September 2018, we will be opening applications for one bursary for a writer of colour to attend Milford in 2019.

Writers from all over the world (far and near) are invited to apply as long as they write in English. Applicants must be 'Milford qualified' (i.e at least one SF story sale).

The bursary will cover the cost of the conference fee and full board accommodation (i.e. room and all meals). The bursary value is approximately £700. The bursary does not cover the cost of transport to or from the conference from either inside or outside the UK. Should a successful applicant be unable to take up the offer of a bursary, there is no cash value, and no guarantee that we will be able to offer a bursary in a future year.

This is intended to be an encouragement and not a quota. We only have a limited number of bursaries available, however we operate an equal opportunities policy so all SF/F writers who are 'Milford qualified' are welcome to apply for the full-price Milford SF Writers' Conference places, subject to availability.

Thank you to all previous applicants. If you have applied unsuccessfully in the past, you are welcome to apply again as soon as applications open. In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact the Milford secretary.

If you are interested in helping to fund our bursary programnme, please contact the secretary.

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