Welsh Books Council Magazines Tender Process Open (08-07-2014)
Welsh Books Council magazines tender process invites applications for funding for 2015-19.
The Welsh Books Council has invited tenders for funding general and cultural magazines in Wales. This is for a new franchise period of four years, commencing 2015 and ending in 2019. Categories include general, and literary magazines, and a development fund for start-ups.
Reflecting recommendations of a detailed recent survey of the field led by Tony Bianchi, the fresh guidelines put a new emphasis on variety of format, frequency of publication, collecting statistics such as web-page views, and, within the literary category, a slight shift of emphasis away from historical Welsh Writing in English. The key terms are now 'engaging writing', 'journalism', 'review' and 'debate'.
New Welsh Review
, which currently holds the 'literary' category of the current franchise period, is poised to prepare an application for submission by 1 October with every confidence of winning funding up to 2019.
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