grants

Writing Awards

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
February 26, 2021
Up to twenty awards of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 15 pages of prose with a biography, an artist statement, and a $20 entry fee by February 26. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Artist Fellowships

Mississippi Arts Commission
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
March 1, 2021
Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in creative nonfiction. Applicants must be permanent residents of Mississippi. Using only the online submission system, submit 15 to 20 pages of creative nonfiction written in the past three years, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer’s statement between January 15 and March 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
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Translation Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Grants of up to $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of literary translation in digital or print publications or at least one book of translation between January 1, 2006, and January 13, 2021. Using only the online submission system, submit 10 to 15 pages of translation and the original work, a project description, a résumé, a résumé for the original author, a justification of retranslation (if applicable), and a list of published translations into English with proof of eligibility by January 13, 2021. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Writing Fellowships

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
September 17, 2020
Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada with a significant and appropriate record of publication are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a career summary, a list of publications, contact information for up to four references, and a three-page project proposal by September 17. Upon request of the foundation, submit up to three published books by November 13. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
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Individual Artist Fellowships

Delaware Division of the Arts
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
August 3, 2020
Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Artist Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in Delaware for at least one year prior to application and who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program. Using only the online submission system, submit an artist’s statement, a résumé, and 15 to 20 pages of poetry or prose by August 3. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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