Thursday, 16 February 2017
Writers' Bursaries 2011-2016
I came across this interesting list of writers who have collected bursaries from Literature Wales over the last few years. The scale of subsidies is gradually dropping, but it is still £70,000 per year. How well spent is all this taxpayers' money? Good question -- the only way to answer that is to have another column with authenticated book sales in it -- but I don't suppose anybody is very interested in supplying that sort of information......
WRITING is the thing -- it is so sordid to think about sales, public demand and all that sort of thing, don't you think?
Interestingly enough, none of this free money is available to self-published writers, on the basis that they are presumably not serious enough or skilled enough to satisfy Literature Wales.