I honestly can’t believe I get to write this, but after my rejected application in March for something else, I decided to apply for a DYCP grant (developing your creative practice) from Arts Council England to get mentorship, help with editing, access to writing courses etc for my debut collection.
And yesterday they said yes.
I am #ACEFunded and will get to work with Caroline Bird and (hopefully) Rachel Long to push my book to be the best it can be.
Eeeeeeeee! So if anyone needs me I’ll be frantically working my butt off. See you in February and commiserations to every one who didn’t get funded this week if you applied. It’s a rough journey, and I almost gave up last time. I’m so glad I didn’t.
Thanks to the people who helped me put my two applications together – you know who you are.