We are pleased to announce the inaugural Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship, a biannual award for writers and novelists in further education. As the world’s leading marketplace of book publishing talent, Reedsy is passionate about nurturing the next generation of fiction authors. We have designed this scholarship to award a student whose writing displays a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape.

Awarded twice a year, successful candidates will receive $1,000 towards educational expenses and be eligible for further sponsorship from Reedsy while they develop as a writer.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • United States Citizens or Permanent Residents; and
  • Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.


Your application must include the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel you are currently writing, or have written but not yet published.

All applications must be submitted by email to scholarship@reedsy.com and include:

  • Your name, address and contact number;
  • The name of the college or university you are attending or planning to attend;
  • Your sample chapter attached to the email in .doc or .docx format with a written introduction. Google Doc links and PDFs will not be accepted.

Five finalists will be selected from each application pool. If your submission is shortlisted, your sample will be featured on Reedsy’s blog and social media channels. This will not affect your rights as the copyright holder.

Application Deadline

To be considered for the Spring semester scholarship, applications must be received by February 21, 2018.


The scholarship must be applied to tuition and other education-related expenses. A wire transfer for $1,000 will be made payable to the recipient’s educational institution directly.

Contact details

Address: Reedsy Ltd. Seedcamp 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BX

Phone: +44 20 3108 9367
USA: +1 (407) 233-3331

Email: scholarship@reedsy.com

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Eligible students should submit their applications to scholarship@reedsy.com

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