The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship

  • Bachelor, Master, Phd, Course
  • $1000 and Sponsorship
  • 21 September 2017

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship, a biannual award for writers and novelists in further education. As the world’s leading marketplace of book publishing talent, Reedsy is passionate about nurturing the next generation of fiction authors. We have designed this scholarship to award a student whose writing displays a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape.

Awarded twice a year, successful candidates will receive $1,000 towards educational expenses and be eligible for further sponsorship while they develop as a writer.


To be eligible for the Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship, applicants must be:

United States Citizens or Permanent Residents

Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States


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The scholarship will be applied to tuition and other education-related expenses. A wire transfer for $1,000 will be made payable to the recipient’s educational institution directly. Finalists will receive further opportunities for sponsorship while they continue to work on their novel and be automatically shortlisted on future scholarship programs and contests.


Our application requires you to attach the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel you are currently writing, or have written but not yet published.

All applications must be submitted by email to and include:

Your name, address and contact number;

The name of the college or university you are attending or planning to attend;

Your sample chapter attached to the email in .doc or .docx format with a written introduction. Google Doc links and PDFs will not be accepted.

Five finalists will be selected from each application pool. If your submission is shortlisted, your sample will be featured on Reedsy’s blog and social media channels. This will not affect your rights as the copyright holder.

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