Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers' Programme

Applications have now closed for the 2021 Programme

The Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers’ programme is open to emerging writers over 18 years of age and living in the UK with no more than three years’ experience of being published, who feel they would benefit from the support and insight of a more established writer. The programme is open to writers of fiction; journalism; non-fiction; and poetry.

Mentors for the 2021 Genesis Emerging Writers Programme are Tracy Chevalier, Benjamin Markovits & AD Miller (fiction); Sam Leith & Kavita Puri (journalism); Caroline Moorehead, George Prochnik & Cathy Rentzenbrink (non-fiction); and  Sophie Herxheimer George Szirtes (poetry). In addition, the successful applicants will have sessions with Elif Shafak, novelist and TED Global speaker; Adam Freudenheim, publisher of Puskin Press and previously Penguin Classics; and agents from The Blair Partnership, whose clients include JK Rowling, Rafael Behr and Pete Townshend.

Successful applicants will be notified in the beginning of July 2021.

About the Genesis Foundation

The Genesis Foundation was founded by John Studzinski CBE in 2001. Over the past 20 years the Foundation has donated more than £20million to the arts. Through its funding and partnership model, it has enabled opportunities for thousands of young artists in theatre and music, building both their experience and their resilience. Its main focus is on partnerships with leading arts organisations such as the Young Vic, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, LAMDA and The Sixteen, and on training programmes that equip emerging artists for life as a creative professional.