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Online creative writing school creates new scholarship

The Novelry Scholarship, worth £16,500, will be available for talented writers with a place on the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) for September 2020.

The new scholarship will cover tuition fees for students with the potential for creative excellence in long form fiction. The lucky recipient will also benefit from creative mentorship from The Novelry and its writing community, including founder and award-winning author Louise Dean.  

Louise Dean said “I created The Novelry to help aspiring authors complete their novels and we’re very excited to be supporting talented students on the MA Prose Fiction.

“Most successful writers have benefitted from courses or apprenticeships with published authors. At The Novelry we have a wide community of talented writers who can support the recipient of the scholarship to make their most of their time at UEA”     

The MA Prose Fiction is one of the oldest and most prestigious creative writing programmes in the UK and attracts applicants from all over the world. Graduates of the course include: Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, Bailey’s Prize-winner Naomi Alderman, Emma Healey and Tash Aw.

Prof Henry Sutton, (LDC) said: “We pride ourselves on the success of our students, and of course their deep engagement with writing and contemporary literature.

“On the MA Prose Fiction, students are part of a diverse literary community which we believe is vital to enabling and nurturing their writing. The recipient of The Novelry Scholarship will truly benefit from the support of Louise Dean and The Novelry’s community and outstanding mentoring.

“This scholarship is vital to continuing our tradition of attracting the brightest and best students at UEA.”

Applications for the scholarship are currently open and can be made online at

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