Speculative Literature Foundation Grants

The Speculative Literature Foundation wants to fund your writing project. Defining speculative literature as fantasy, science fiction and horror, the Speculative Literature Foundation offers  grants for writers working within these genres (though anything fabulist will be considered). Each grant has no application fee, and is designed to be as accessible as possible to writers of all backgrounds and income levels.

Below is more information pulled from blurbs on the Speculative Literature Foundation’s website.

Diverse Writers Grant ($500) (apply between May 1st – July 31st )

“The Diverse Writers grant is awarded annually to assist new and emerging writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups, such as writers of color, women, queer writers, disabled writers, working-class writers, etc.—those whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing / publishing process”

Diverse Worlds Grant ($500) (apply between May 1st – July 31st )

“The Diverse Worlds grant is awarded annually to assist work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background.”

Working Class Writers Grant ($750) (December 1 – February 28)

“This grant is awarded annually to assist working class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers who have been historically underrepresented in speculative fiction, due to financial barriers. We are currently offering one $750 working class grant annually, to be used as the writer determines will best assist his or her work. This year, we will accept applications December 1 through February 28.”

Gulliver Travel Research Grant *not for academic research ($800) (July 1st – September 30th)

“This grant is awarded annually to assist writers of speculative literature (in fiction, poetry,drama, or creative nonfiction) in their research. This year, we will accept applications July 1 through September 30. They are not currently available for academic research, though we hope to offer such funds in the future. We are currently offering one $800 travel grant annually, to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses. Learn more here.”

Older Writers Grant (2 $500 grants awarded annually) (apply January 1st- March 31st)

“This grant is awarded annually to a writer who is fifty years of age or older at the time of the grant application, and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. The SLF offers two $500 grants annually, to be used as each writer determines will best assist his or her work. We will be accepting applications for the grant starting in January.”

For more information on deadlines and past winners of these grants, check out the grants page.

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