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Friday, February 23, 2018

Nova Scotia Talent Trusts Scholarship - Literary Arts

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Deadlines 2018 are:

March 1 at 5:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time) for Spring/Summer study May - August 2018 (Online Application system will open mid January 2018.)

May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ADST (Atlantic Daylight Saving Time) for Fall/Winter study September - December 2018 and/or January - April 2019 (Application system will open mid March.)

Literary Arts - Guidelines for Support Material
The Scholarship Selection Committee assesses writing potential not in broad, general terms, but in relation to proposed projects or programs; eligible projects and programs must be identified under one or more of the following categories:

  • prose poetry or spoken word creative essay writing song or libretto writing
  • travel writing 
  • writing for theatre 
  • literary translation
  • writing for radio, television, or film
  • writing for young children or youth
  • cultural journalism, 
  • other creative non-fiction


Who may apply?

 Applicants who demonstrate the commitment to pursue a career in the literary arts and who are not yet established in these fields.

 All developing writers who have not had a book or collection of stories, essays, poems, or other pieces, either fiction or non-fiction, published by a traditional publishing company or house; unless writing in a different genre from previous published work (see above for categories).

 In the case of film, television, or play scripts, applicants who have not had a script for a play published by a traditional publisher, or who’s produced film has not been sold to a commercial distribution company.

 Anyone whose goal is to gain recognition as a writer and wishes to undertake a program of study, or who wishes to work on specific writing projects for which he or she requires mentoring or editorial guidance to further his or her writing development.

 Writers who have self-published their work are eligible to apply, regardless of how many copies of their work has sold.

 Those writers who have contributed work to larger, multi-authored anthologies, or have published individual pieces (poems, stories, or essays) in literary quarterlies, magazines, or on-line publications (zines) are also eligible for support.
Individuals who have already signed publishing contracts for a forthcoming volume of their work or signed agreements with film or television distribution companies cannot apply for this funding.
What should be submitted?

 15 - 20 typewritten pages (PDF format) and of work that reflects the applicant’s potential and ability with regards to his/her proposed project or program (hand written materials will not be considered).

 A list of publication credits, where applicable (PDF format).

 Applicants who have already worked with an editor on their proposed projects are encouraged to submit copies
of editorial evaluations received, particularly if any re-writing has been suggested (PDF format)

By following these guidelines, you will ensure that you provide submissions that clearly demonstrate ability and potential, and that relate directly to the program proposed in the application. Ask your teacher/mentor for guidance. For more information or for greater clarification, contact the NSTT directly.

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