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RSL Open Recommendation Form

  • We are asking you – RSL Fellows, as well as publishers, agents and arts administrators, passionate readers, and peers – to recommend excellent writers from communities under-represented in UK literary culture for nomination to Fellowship.

    Please consult the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions prior to completing your recommendation. Recommendations will only be accepted via the form below and must be submitted by 1 May 2021. If you are unable to complete this form for any reason or have any queries, please email Martha Stenhouse, General Manager martha.stenhouse@rsliterature.org.

  • Recommender Details

  • (e.g. Fellow of the RSL, publisher, agent, reader etc.)
  • (e.g. editor, producer, agent etc.)
  • Recommended Writer Details

  • (i.e. fiction, non-fiction, graphic fiction, drama, poetry, screenwriting)
  • Val McDermid, Sinéad Morrissey, Daljit Nagra, Nikesh Shukla, Ali Smith, Jack Thorne, Colm Toíbín, and Eley Williams. The selected 30 writers each year will be elected by the RSL Council as FRSL. They will sign the historic Roll Book alongside 15 Fellows elected by the RSL’s direct Fellowship nomination process.
  • Recommendation

  • This should address the writer’s eligibility for election to the Fellowship, taking into consideration the literary merit of their work and their contribution to British literature
  • Writing Sample

    Please use the options below to either upload a file or provide a link to a sample of the writer's work
  • Drop files here or
  • If you have not uploaded files, please provide links to any relevant writing samples, using the + button to add a separate line if there is more than one
  • Please list the title, publisher and year of publication for each file/link you have provided, using the + button to add a separate line if there is more than one