Hachette UK-sponsored Bursaries for Debut Authors

Posted by Monica Cardenas on 6 June 2022, in News

Byte The Book is pleased to announce that Hachette UK will sponsor two bursaries for unpublished writers worth over £600 each, to include an annual membership to Byte The Book, as well as the following debut author support package:

  • A one-hour one-to-one mentoring session, including review and feedback on an Agent Tables submission
  • One Byte The Book workshop voucher
  • One member ticket for Agent Tables

Applications are invited from as-yet unpublished writers on a low-income or from under-represented groups (short stories and other online publications are allowed, but the author must not have published a book-length project). Please submit: 

  • The first chapter of a complete novel or non-fiction project (up to 5,000 words)
  • A synopsis of the complete project (up to 600 words)
  • Your biography (up to 250 words)


Byte The Book will select two recipients for the Hachette UK-sponsored bursaries based on the strength of their writing and project. Please send your application to
info@bytethebook.com with the subject line “Hachette UK-sponsored Bursaries for Debut Authors” by 5pm on 30th June 2022.

The Debut Author Support Package from Byte The Book also is available for purchase. Byte the Book is a network set up to help authors publish. We’re focused on helping our members make connections and navigate the contemporary publishing world.  Founded in 2012, we have 450 members and around 5000 subscribers. We run events across the world live and online. You can see a list of our upcoming events here

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