Writers’ Trust / Humber School for Writers Scholarships

The Humber School for Writers Correspondence Program is a seven-month, long-distance program which culminates in the creation of a book-length manuscript. For 18 years emerging writers have been paired with some of the best English language writers from around the world. More than 270 students have gone on to publish books upon completion of the program, including Vincent Lam, Sandra Gulland, Anthony De Sa, and Kim Echlin.

Vincent LamSandra GullanAnthony De SaKim Echlin

Mentoring the next generation of writers will help ensure that distinctive Canadian voices will continue to be heard. With this goal in mind, the Writers’ Trust provides funding toward scholarships each year to students enrolled in the Correspondence Program. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent as well as financial need.

For guidelines please visit the Humber School for Writers website.

Antanas Sileika“Your friends and family are good readers, but most of them love you more than they love your text, or they have limited experience. The correspondence program gives you a professional writer who loves good text above all else, and will try to help you write a good book.” Antanas Sileika
Artistic Director, Humber School for Writers





Woodcock Fund


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September 19 for books published between June 201 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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