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Are you a Black Woman or woman of colour ready to finish your novel or short story collection? Would you benefit from a developmental programme in a supportive environment? Apply for a place on REWRITE ACADEMY 2020. 

*There are only 10 places available so please register your interest as soon as you can*

Deadline: 30th October 2019

The programme will involve a mixture of tuition, practical exercises, and critiquing with an emphasis on craft, community, and development. 

During the 5 months you will have:

  • Masterclasses with authors and publishers
  • Exclusive workshops in arts centres across London
  • A 7,000 word manuscript assessment worth £120
  • A chance to submit your work to a literary agent
  • Ongoing online support



January 2020 – May 2020

2 sessions a month in London (dates TBC)



£350 – payable in 2 installments

£250 – for REWRITE members


**To apply, please fill in our form. You will have to send 3,000 words of your writing along with a covering letter. Click here**


Please only make the payment once you have been accepted. 



(1) Who can apply?

Black Women and Women of colour who are keen to finish their novels/novellas/short story collections in a supportive and nurturing environment. You must be working on a project. 

(2) What are the fees for the programme? 

The fee is £350 and £250 for REWRITE members .You can pay in 2 installments. 

(3) What is the time commitment necessary for the programme? 

The programme will involve 2 workshops a month lasting 2-4 hours each. In between these there will be online communication. You will be expected to critique the work of others at the writers workshop once a month. 

(4) Is there any support available for people who are not selected?

If you apply but are not selected you will still be able to take part in our regular courses, workshops and masterclasses. 

(5) Who are REWRITE members?

REWRITE members are people who have graduated from the following courses: TONI, ZADIE & ZORA




Additional information


Full fee, REWRITE member fee, installment, REWRITE member installment