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17 January 2011 @ 07:51 pm
Signal boost: older writers grant  
(thanks to ysabetwordsmith for the link) More details are available at the SLF website.

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2011 OLDER WRITERS GRANT

The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Older Writers Grant. The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the use of the grant money.

The grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the basis of interest and merit. Applicants are asked to submit a brief autobiographical statement, a writing sample, and a bibliography. For full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF web site: http://www.speculativeliterature.org/Grants/SLFOlderWriters.php, or email olderwriters@speculativeliterature.org. Applications must be received by March 31st 2011. The successful applicant will be announced on June 1st 2011.

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The Speculative Literature Foundation is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of readers, writers, editors and publishers in the speculative literature community.

"Speculative literature" is a catch-all term meant to inclusively span the breadth of fantastic literature, encompassing literature ranging from hard and soft science fiction to epic fantasy to ghost stories to folk and fairy tales to slipstream to magical realism to modern mythmaking -- any literature containing a fabulist or speculative element.

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(Anonymous) on January 18th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
Do they have grants for younger writers? I have a friend who is about 1/2 way through his first book.

Younger Brother
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 18th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
There's a "Travel Research Grant" with no apparent age requirement: http://www.speculativeliterature.org/Grants/SLFTravelGrant.php .
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on January 23rd, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. I know someone who can use it.