Articles - 24th September 2020

The UP & GO Grant returns for writers!

“I love deadlines,” says author Douglas Adams. “I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” 

Writers, this is a deadline you are not going to want to miss. Our second grant is coming, and it’s exclusively for our writing community. If you’re a journalist, copywriter, poet, or author over the age of 18 who operates in the UK, this is your chance to receive a grant of £500! This time, however, we’re doing things a little differently. Read below to see how to apply 👇

Applications open on 1st October and close on 31st October at midnight.

1. This scheme is exclusive to our Virtual Office members only.

2. To apply, make an UnderPinned Portfolio on our Virtual Office and use the skill tag UP&GOOct20

3. Inside your portfolio, you must include

         a. Portfolio Name: UP & GO + your name

         b. This Tag: Under ‘Tag’ use the tag: UP&GOOct20

         c. Header Socials: Links to your social media and/or website in the Header

         d. Content Blocks: Samples of your work (snippets, screenshots, links)

         e. Text Blocks: What inspired you to become a writer & why you love what you do

5. Make sure your portfolio has been published, and not saved as a draft or kept private.

6. Applications will be shortlisted based on the amount of portfolio likes they receive. Liking is a new function on the UnderPinned Virtual Office. To like someone’s portfolio, search them on the UP Network, and tap the heart on the top right hand corner of their portfolio.

7. The five applicants with the most likes on their portfolio will be submitted to the next round, and judged by Writer and founder of newsletter Freelance Writing Jobs, Sian Meades-Williams.

The winner will be notified by email and we will announce the winning portfolio on 9th November on our Instagram page! 

Click here to go directly to the Virtual Office and start making your UnderPinned Portfolio! 

Best of luck to you! 

Love, The UnderPinned team x

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