News and blogs Writing Commission for Young People's Programme Applying for the commission Applying for the commission Hexham Book Festival commission programme 2020-21 ‘Exploring Rural Realities’ Please submit: A brief outline (500 words max) of how you would approach this commission and why you think you would be suitable for it, this should include whether the piece will be for Children/Young People or adults. An example or extract of a piece of writing you have completed (max 1000 words) to [email protected] in the first instance. Terms and conditions Applicants should be resident in Northumberland, please ensure your name and address are on your application. Closing date for applications is 16th December Successful applicants will be notified by 20th December 2019 (please note Hexham Book Festival cannot enter into any discussion with unsuccessful applicants). Commission must be completed by 30th March 2020 There is a fee of £800 attached to each commission, and all reasonable expenses for travel and such like will also be covered. The successful applicants will also be supported by Sarah Davy to develop their pieces of work.