Thank you for your interest in The London Library Emerging Writers Programme, which is now open for applications.

The Programme is a unique opportunity which offers writers, in all genres, one year's free membership of The London Library and includes writing development masterclasses, literary networking opportunities, peer support and guidance in use of the Library’s resources. With its rich cultural heritage, extensive open access book collection, dedicated writing spaces and its diverse community of established writers, the benefits of Library membership are invaluable.

The London Library Emerging Writers Programme is open to anyone who is committed to pursuing a career in writing (for publication or performance) and wants to develop their practice. Applicants should be working, or planning to work, on a specific project, with the aim of publication or production, and have a clear idea of how they might use the Library’s resources to achieve that aim. The Programme runs from 13 May 2020 to 31 May 2021. Successful applicants will be invited to the Programme Launch at The Library on 13 May 2020.

Please read through the application guidelines and eligibility requirements carefully before you submit your application.

Download the Guidelines

Applications for the Programme are now closed. 

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the Programme Manager, Claire Berliner, on 0207 766 4765 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to receiving your application and good luck!