We interrupt our regularly scheduled United States of Writing Blog content to remind writers in Detroit, Houston, and New Orleans that applications for Project Grants for BIPOC Writers are due this Wednesday, September 30!
Grants range from $250 to $750 and can be used to pay for costs related to coordinating online literary events in the genres of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. In addition, projects must take place between October 16 and December 31.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color;
- be a resident of Detroit, Houston, or New Orleans, including the surrounding metro areas of each city;
- be a published writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, or have performance credits as a spoken word artist.
So for example, if you were a Black fiction writer living in Houston who wants to coordinate a fiction reading that will be live-streamed to the public, and you want to compensate yourself and other writers who will give readings for the event, you would be a great candidate for a project grant!
Of course, not all projects need to fit the mold above: We are also interested in supporting other literary projects that will engage the communities of these cities, such as workshops, panels, discussions, town halls, or Q&As.
Writers interested in applying can find the guidelines and link to the application form here.
We can’t wait to read your project ideas!