DHA Open Day for Under-Represented Writers

When: Thursday, 13 December 2018 (Applications for this day have now closed)
Where: David Higham Associates, Waverley House, 7–12 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8GQ

We’re hugely excited at David Higham to open out the way that we connect with new writers by offering ten people from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to spend a day with us – meeting industry experts and receiving tailored feedback on their work at what is planned to be a bi-annual DHA Open Day for Under-Represented Writers.

The inaugural DHA Open Day will take place on Thursday 13 December 2018 at our offices in Soho and will focus on fiction-writing for adults.* The day will feature talks and Q&As with agents and publishers, one-to-one sessions to provide tailored feedback on current writing projects and the opportunity to meet like-minded authors and agents at a drinks reception. DHA’s second Open Day will take place in 2019 and will focus on writing for children.

We welcome applications from any writer living in the UK from an under-represented background including LGBTQ+ writers, BAME writers, writers from working-class backgrounds, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities and writers with disabilities. Writers must be un-agented.

A bursary for travel expenses will be available for each writer chosen.

* We are not at this time looking for poetry, plays, screenplays or children’s fiction.

Applications have now closed. Selected writers will be informed on Monday 12 November.

For details of our next DHA Open Day, please continue to check our website and Twitter. If you have any questions, please contact Yas Langley at openday@davidhigham.co.uk.