Sky Arts RSL Writers Awards Application Form

  • The RSL is delighted to announce a new partnership with Sky Arts, led by Awards Ambassador and RSL Vice-President, Bernardine Evaristo, launching a new set of Awards focused on discovering and nurturing talented emerging writers of colour. Working across different literary forms, the scheme has been developed in order to counteract the under-representation of UK writers of colour. Five Awards are available, providing each winner with ten free mentoring sessions over the course of 12 months, as well as two sessions with Awards Ambassador Bernardine Evaristo.

    Please consult the eligibility and guidelines prior to completing your application. Applications will only be accepted via the form below and must be submitted by 30 April 2021If you are unable to complete this form for any reason or have any queries, please email Martha Stenhouse, General Manager [email protected].
  • Applicant Details

  • Ethnicity

    As the Awards are aimed at writers from under-represented backgrounds, please select how you would describe your ethnicity below - if not included in the options, please enter this in the text field at the end of the relevant section. You must fill out this section in order for your application to be considered.
  • Applicant Experience

  • Please tell us what the primary form in which you work is, please choose the one in which you would like to be mentored e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting.
  • Please upload a document of no more than 500 words telling us how you would benefit from an Award and what you would like to achieve as a result of the mentoring sessions
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Please upload a writing CV, detailing your writing experience (max. 2 pages)
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Please upload a small sample of your work e.g. three poems/1,000 words of fiction or non-fiction/up to 5 pages of a screenplay or play text. If you are unable to upload, please email to [email protected]
    Drop files here or