Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers' Programme

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Applications for the 2022 Programme are now open until 31 May 2022

The Programme is open to emerging writers over 18 years of age and living in the UK with no more than three years’ experience of being published. Applications are invited for projects in the fields of Fiction, Non-Fiction (including journalism) and Poetry. The programme offers bursaries of up to £1,500, mentorship, peer-support and a programme of writing seminars to ten UK-based emerging writers of any background.

Applicants should be working, or planning to work, on a specific project, with the aim of publication.

Mentors for the 2022-2023 cohort include BidishaPhilip Hensher, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Charlotte Mendelson, Ruth Padel, Clare Pollard, Anne Sebba and Jack Underwood.


Submissions open 4 April 2022

Submission deadline 31 May 2022

Successful applicants notified 4 July 2022

Bursaries granted July 2022

Mentorship, group and peer support sessions July 2022 – April 2023

Jewish Book Week event during the annual festival – March 2023

Click here to read the full eligibility guidelines and to apply.

About the Genesis Foundation

The Genesis Foundation was founded by John Studzinski CBE in 2001. Over the past 20 years the Foundation has donated more than £20million to the arts. Through its funding and partnership model, it has enabled opportunities for thousands of young artists in theatre and music, building both their experience and their resilience. Its main focus is on partnerships with leading arts organisations such as the Young Vic, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, LAMDA and The Sixteen, and on training programmes that equip emerging artists for life as a creative professional.



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