SpeakOut Paid Writing Opportunity
Refugee Week takes place from the 19th to the 25th of June and this year’s theme is compassion.
As part of our celebrations, we are offering a paid writing opportunity for a Care Experienced refugee. You could be paid £70 to write a piece for our membership magazine, SpeakOut which is sent out quarterly to around 2500 Care Experienced young people and adults. The piece can either be 400-500 words for a 1-page entry or 800-1000 words for a double page. You can choose what you would like to write about. It could be a personal piece about your experiences, or if you enjoy creative writing you could submit a short story or a poem. It’s completely up to you.
If your piece is chosen, we will send you a copy of the magazine in the post and it will also be available to read online.
You don’t need to be a Who Cares? Scotland member to enter but we’d love for you to join up – find out more here.
What does Care Experienced mean?
The term “Care Experienced” refers to anyone who is currently in care or has been for any length of time regardless of their age.
This could be in a number of settings:
Kinship Care – Living with a relative who is not your mum or dad
Looked After at Home – With the help of social work
Residential Care – Living in a residential home or school
Foster Care – Living with foster carers
Secure Care – Living in a secure accommodation
Adoption – Living with adoptive parents
If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on social media.
The deadline for entries is the 1st of June.
We will also be holding an event during Refugee Week on the 20th of June. To find out more visit – Refugee Week Festival Party