Society of Authors’ grants for work in progress – applications open

The SoA’s Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust are open for applications.

Each year the SoA awards over £370,000 in grants, supporting writers with works in progress – of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, and in a range of genres and styles – by buying time to write or helping with research costs.

·         The current applications window closes on 1 February, with grants distributed in May.

·         The next application round closes on 1 July, with grants distributed in October.

Are you writing book? The Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust award grants twice yearly to writers whose book project is for a commercial UK publisher. 

These grants assist writers with research costs or by buying them time to write, helping them to bring exciting new work into the world. We support writers from a range of genres and styles and at all stages of their literary careers.

In December 2019 we awarded over £185,000 to 72 authors, helping them with travel costs and easing financial pressures

To apply, visit

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