MA Creative Writing



The Novelry MA Creative Writing Scholarship.

At the University of East Anglia UEA. 

The renowned, and prestigious Creative Writing Prose Fiction MA at UEA is open to all writers showing promise, regardless of whether they are university graduates.

The Novelry offers a generous and exciting scholarship worth £16,500 to cover fees and living expenses.

You'll enjoy time, space and support from both The Novelry and UEA to work on that novel.

If you need time out of life to focus on your writing, don't hesitate to apply for this life-changing scholarship.


'A Year of One's Own.'

The Novelry is offering a scholarship to allow an aspiring author to immerse themselves fully in the writing of a novel through to completion. Our scholar will have the time and space to develop their novel with the care of the UEA Faculty of Creative Writing in Norwich, Norfolk, and with the full support of The Novelry including mentoring throughout the year from the tutor of their choice at The Novelry plus post-MA support to finish the novel to publishing standard and secure literary agent representation.

This is your chance to take a year out of real life to focus on fiction and your future career as an author.

The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who demonstrates and shows the potential for creative excellence in long form fiction. It is available to UK residents, and open to members and non-members of The Novelry.

You'll apply via the UEA applications portal at their website, and your application will be considered by The Novelry and UEA. Should you be successful, a year of happy writing awaits with the full support of UEA and The Novelry. 

Hurry! The deadline for applications is 12 noon 30th June 2020. NOW EXTENDED. 

The Novelry MA Creative Writing at UEA worth £16,500.

  • £16,500 to cover the tuition fees with the remainder available for living expenses.

  • The Novelry's Book in a Year program including The Classic course, the Ninety Day Novel course and The Big Edit.

  • One-to-one mentoring online via the Book in a Year program.

  • Membership of our worldwide community of aspiring and published novelists.

  • Please note that in order to be considered for the creative writing donor-funded scholarship programme, you will need to have submitted both your scholarship application and application for the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) by 12 noon on 30 June 2020.
  • Please read the Postgraduate Scholarship Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. If you are offered the Scholarship, you must be prepared to accept these terms.
  • Admissions and the award of the scholarship will be managed by UEA.
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The UEA MA Creative Writing.

Home to prize-winning scholars, writers and translators of literature and drama from all periods, and world famous for pioneering courses in creative writing.  

The University of East Anglia's Creative Writing Course was founded by Sir Malcolm Bradbury and Sir Angus Wilson in 1970. 

Famous alumni include Ian McEwan, Anne Enright, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Rose Tremain, Diana Evans and Louise Doughty and many more.

Prefer to Study from Home?

For those who would like to study from home and write a novel to publishing standard, The Novelry offers a practical online alternative to a Creative Writing MA available worldwide to all writers with our Book in a Year Program. 

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