This is an exciting opportunity for five young women writers to join our troupe of poets, playwrights, novelists and word artists.
This will be your chance to take part in an ambitious programme of activities, and to receive one-to-one career development tailored to your own needs. You will be invited to take part in free writing workshops, receive editorial support, and contribute to a range of activities in collaboration with theatres, libraries and festivals.
In 2013, we were the LGBT History Month Writers in Residence and the Manchester Pride Writers in Residence. We performed work as part of Greater Manchester Fringe and will be performing as part of Manchester Literature Festival in October. Our members include Andrew McMillan, Okey Nzelu, Tara Ali Din, Poet Brownie and Barnaby Callaby. Young Enigma was founded with initial investment by Commonword, with the project led by writer, producer and publisher Adam Lowe.
Please send a sample of writing (up to 10 pages) in any form, plus a covering letter outlining where you are in your career and why you would like to join Young Enigma.
This opportunity is open to writers who:
identify as women;
identify as LGBT or queer;
are aged 18-30; and
can attend meetings and workshops in Manchester.
You do not need to have previous publication credits or experience of performing. Writers may use pseudonyms, but applications should clearly state the writer’s legal name as well.
Successful candidates will be invited to take part in future commissions and residencies, with the opportunity to perform at Contact Theatre as part of Manchester Literature Festival (October 2013) and Queer Contact (February 2014). Selected writers should be available to attend the MLF performance on 15th October 2013.
Send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th August 2013.