August 2, 2017

In 2018 the RSL is undertaking to elect 40 new Fellows under the age of 40. We are asking publishers, agents, arts administrators and writers to recommend the best young writers for nomination to Fellowship.

‘As someone who became an RSL Fellow a couple of years shy of my 40th birthday I know what a boost the Fellowship affords to younger writers. There is nothing quite like being recognised by other writers and asked to join their ranks.

On the other side of the equation, finding a group of younger writers of quality is an exciting part of the growth and renewed vigour of the RSL.’
Kamila Shamsie FRSL, Chair of Panel

Guided by recommendations, we want to welcome a new generation of UK writers into the RSL. We celebrate not only our diverse literary heritage but also the best in young contemporary English language writing in Britain.

At the heart of the RSL is its Fellowship, which encompasses the most distinguished authors working in the English language; these 40 new Fellows will join our current Fellowship and help shape the Society’s activities.

We are seeking recommendations of writers of diverse literary forms, including writers of drama, fiction, graphic fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screenplays.

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