Calling aspiring novelists: Apply now for the Kobo Writing Life Scholarship to Curtis Brown Creative’s Novel Writing course

WebApplications are now being accepted for the upcoming Curtis Brown Creative three-month Novel-Writing Course to be taught at their London offices in the UK.

Curtis Brown launched its creative writing school in May 2011 as a way to reach new writers and foster their development as authors. In-depth courses are taught by industry experts including bestselling authors, agents and editors from Curtis Brown.

Award-winning author and experienced tutor Nikita Lalwani will lead weekly evening workshops, teaching sessions and one-to-one tutorials.  Her co-tutor will be Curtis Brown Creative’s Director Anna Davis, herself a literary agent and author of five novels, whose contribution will include a one-to-one meeting with each student to give detailed feedback and an industry perspective on their novel-in-progress.  Anna will also host 5 special visiting speaker sessions, featuring literary agents from both the Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh agencies paired with leading writers and top publishers.

We are offering one Kobo Writing Life Scholarship, which covers full tuition for the three-month course.

Eligibility criteria for the scholarship are available here .  Applicants will fill out a form and supply the opening 3,000 words of their novel plus a synopsis.  The scholarship will be awarded by the Curtis Brown Creative team to the writer whose material shows the greatest potential.

Only fifteen students will be accepted, so polish up your best work and apply before midnight (GMT – London time) on September 2nd.

The Kobo Writing Life Scholarship is also available for the six-month Novel-Writing course starting in Spring of 2014 (applications not yet open).

Turn your internet connection into a connection to one of the best writing schools in the world!

The Curtis Brown Creative Online Novel-Writing Course, also starting in September, has opened applications now as well (although it’s not part of the KWL Scholarship program).  This is a great opportunity for any writer, anywhere in the world with an internet connection and the will to learn!

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