The Malorie Blackman Scholarships for ‘Unheard Voices’

City Lit’s Malorie Blackman Scholarships for Unheard Voices provide three annual awards worth up to £1000 each, to fund one year’s study within the Creative Writing department at City Lit. The awards seek to support and encourage the creative and professional development of ‘unheard voices’ writing with the final award winners selected by acclaimed writer, City Lit fellow and Patron of the School of Humanities & Sciences, Malorie Blackman OBE.

Selection criteria

  • The award is open to current or former students (applicants must have been enrolled on a course in the period following 31st August 2018) who have studied or are studying on beginner or intermediate level City Lit Creative Writing courses and who demonstrate talent and potential in their writing
  • The award welcomes applications from ‘Unheard Voices’, and in particular to students from under-represented groups. This includes (but is not exclusive to) those with disabilities, people from minority backgrounds and communities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and BAME writers.
  • A shortlist of 10 applications will be sent to writer and award patron Malorie Blackman who will decide the final award winners.


Deadline: 23:59 on 31st January 2020
Scholarship Applications Open: 25th October 2019
Submission Deadline: 23:59, 31st January 2020
Scholarship Winners Announced: April 2020
Scholarships Valid: 31st August 2020-31st August 2021



Published on:
6 Jan 2020


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