The 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entry on July 1. The grants, run by the Miles Morland Foundation, are issued to help writers produce the first draft of a completed book. “It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living,” the foundation’s website says. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in English and who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in the continent. The deadline is September 18. Kenyan author Muthoni Garland (left) is the chair of judges. For more information, go to www.milesmorlandfoundation.com.