Lindsay Literary Agency offers scholarship for undrerrepresented author

Lindsay Literary Agency offers scholarship for undrerrepresented author

The Lindsay Literary Scholarship is returning for a fourth year, offering access to next month's Virtual Writers’ Weekend alongside one-to-one tuition for a children's writer from an underrepresented background.

The scholarship by the Lindsay Literary Agency in 2018. This year, it will provide access to all talks, panels and keynote speeches together with a one-to-one tutorial, plus video recordings of key sessions during the Virtual Writers’ Weekend that can be viewed for up to a month. Keynote speakers at the event, which runs from 24th to 27th June, are Chris Riddell and Diana Gabaldan.

Judges this year will be Scholastic executive editor Linas Alsenas, Hachette Children's Books commissioning editor Lena McCauley, author Sital Gorasia Chapman and agency founder Becky Bagnell (pictured). The closing date for applications is 23rd May.

In a blog post, last year's winner Kiira Rhosair wrote, “We are talking about the sort of boost that could get you over the line in your journey to finding an agent and securing publication. Add to that, the fact that Becky has been the most generous, insightful mentor since, and I can’t really come up with any reasons not to apply.”

For more information on how to apply, visit the agency website.