Escalator is a talent development scheme open to all fiction writers (novel or short story) living in the Eastern Region of England. It has been running for almost a decade and in its life has supported over 90 writers in their creative projects, with many going on to sign with agents, publish and receive awards for their writing.
Ten successful applicants are selected for this free scheme, all of whom commit to a period of mentoring, a series of development opportunities, talks and workshops as part of a residential retreat, and take part in a final showcase.
How to apply
Applying for Escalator 2017-18 costs £5 (administration fee). Please submit your payment online using the box office system below. You will also be asked to complete a short questionnaire about yourself in order to complete payment.
Once you have paid online, please visit the Escalator page on the WCN website
to download an application form for submitting your work. This application has three sections:
Please note - Applications are read and judged by a panel comprising Writers’ Centre Norwich and mentors for the scheme.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 24 March 2017
Full terms & conditions.