THE Lindsay Literary Agency is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring a scholarship place at the Winchester Writers’ Festival 2018, 15th-17th June. This brand-new scholarship will be awarded to a children’s fiction writer (YA or middle grade), of any age, from an under-represented background. The scholarship covers the cost of three days at the Festival, access to all workshops and talks, four one-to-one appointments with industry experts, all meals, accommodation and travel.
The Winchester Writers’ Festival is where Becky met two of the agency’s most inspirational authors (Pamela Butchart and Sue Wallman) and it is really important to us to able to extend this opportunity to a writer from an under-represented background.
If you’re interested in applying please take a look at the Festival website for more information – Winchester Writers’ Festival
For ideas on the kind of writing we’re looking for, we’d love to find a British (or Irish) YA writer along the lines of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or again a UK version of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Alternatively we love funny middle-grade like You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum by Andy Stanton and adventures with heart like The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson.