The Speculative Literature Foundation Announces a Working Class Writer Grant


So much yes.
This is the best idea ever. The only grants for writing I’ve found are for writers who have already been published and THEN only if they were published ‘traditionally.’ Apply if you will. I might.

Whatever

This is a really interesting idea.From the grant page:

Working class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers have been historically underrepresented in speculative fiction, due to financial barriers which have made it much harder for them to have access to the writing world. Such lack of access might include an inability to attend conventions, to purchase a computer, to buy books, to attend college or high school, to have the time to write (if, for example, you must work two jobs simply to pay rent and feed a family, or if you must spend all your waking hours job-hunting for months on end). The SLF would like to assist in finding more of these marginalized voices and bringing them into speculative fiction.

You are eligible for this grant if you come from a background such as described above, if you grew up (or are growing up) in homelessness, poverty…

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