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Emerging Artist Writer's Programme

Posted by Adrien Howard


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Deadline 22nd May 2023

Rosie’s Disobedient Press is an artist-led publishing project based in Glasgow which focuses on writing from marginalised perspectives with a focus on queer, working class and feminist writers. The press is run by Lisette May Monroe and Adrien Howard and works directly with artists and writers to create unique projects on a small scale and across multiple forms, including online and printed publishing, writing, sound and live events. 

Each year we are committed to producing an anthology of writing which brings together writers based both near and far at different stages of their practice.  Within this we also include two previously unpublished writers based in Scotland and then work with them to also make their first individual pamphlets.

Alongside this, in a separate strand, we will also be working with an emerging practitioner based in Scotland as part of our Emerging Artist Writers Programme. The selected practitioner will receive a package of support (detailed below) to create their first print pamphlet. We will also provide practical advice sessions on distribution for the work. As part of this opportunity we are keen to work with the selected participant to share strategies of self publishing, so any work produced will be not distributed via Rosies, it will be entirely the practitioners own entity. Please note this opportunity is not available to practitioners living in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This is to ensure we are maintaining a commitment to support Scottish practitioners holistically. 

We are currently taking an open call submission for the pamphlet series from Scottish artists/writers with a self-defined marginalised writing practice.

To ensure a non-hierarchical and fair approach to selecting a practitioner for this opportunity, one submission will be selected through a random number generator. The selected practitioner will receive a 6-months period of artistic support and the production of a solo pamphlet, self-published with the support of RDP (with a print run of 100), utilising our printer at the Burning House Books hub. 

The selected emerging writers project receives the following package of support:

– £500 fee

– a modest travel and accessibility budget

– an editing meeting with RDP to develop the project

– a second edit meeting with Aimee Bea Ballinger

– a final draft session with a proof-reader

– a two-hour learning session with a graphic designer

– a printing budget to make a run of 100 Pamphlets using the RDP printer

– a distribution workshop and info session with RDP.

Submissions Process

Up to 2 pieces of sample writing no more than four pages in length. 

200 word proposal on what shape your writing project will take, this includes form and themes. 

200 word expression of interest which includes information on yourself and your practice

Email to with the subject 'Emerging Artist Writers Programme'

Please note we class ‘Emerging’ as previously unpublished in  pamphlet in form – self publishing does not count towards this. 

Key dates: 

The deadline for submissions is the 22rd of May at 11.59pm. 

Selections will be confirmed by the 29th May, with the project beginning on the 12th June.

Please submit via email with your name in the title of the email alongside the title of the opportunity – for example ours would be ‘Rosies – Emerging Artists Writers Programme’

If you want to submit in a recorded format this will be accepted. If you require this information in any other format please reach out and let us know and we will gladly provide it. 

Any questions please get in touch 

Deadline 20th Feb 2023 @ 5pm