Word Space 2024-25
The submissions window for Word Space 2024-25 is now closed.
We’ll contact successful applicants in late February, and there will be a public announcement in April.
Word Space is delivered online, combining mentoring, workshops, regular sessions with industry professionals and an online space to support each other as a group of writers.
An open submissions process runs throughout the months of December and January and the twelve-month programme begins in April.
Word Space aims to be inclusive and supportive of underrepresented voices. The programme fee is significantly subsidised by Literature Works, with concessions and a limited pot of further bursary support also available. Word Space is a partnership with organisations who share our emphasis on inclusion and diversity. They are Dialect Writers, providing opportunities to writers in rural/small town/remote areas; Out on the Page, nurturing and supporting LGBTQ+ writers; Little Toller Books, publishers and booksellers specialising in themes around rurality and nature writing; Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, who specialise in presenting underrepresented voices and reaching diverse audiences; and The Writers’ Block in Cornwall; an innovative creative writing hub, based in Redruth.