Deadline to apply: March 10, 2019
Witnessing the recent flourishing of literature in the Arab world, Mophradat’s Writing Sabbatical Grants program has been set up to support emerging creative writers from the Arab world of contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Published authors currently working on a new piece of writing for publication, and in need of a short time to focus on its completion can apply to this program. The program offers a grant covering a short sabbatical period to two writers per open call, who will receive a stipend to allow each to take time out from their daily preoccupations and complete their project. The grant ranges from US$600 to US$1,300 per month determined by Mophradat based on the local living costs of the country of residence of the applicant, and covers from one to three months period depending on the writers’ need. Applicants must have a publisher who expressed interest in publishing their upcoming work (online or print including independent book publishers, periodicals or other literary or cultural journals qualify).