Up to eight grants of $40,000 each are given annually for creative nonfiction works-in-progress to enable writers to complete their books. Creative nonfiction writers under contract with a publisher and at least one year into their contract as of April 20 are eligible. Submit up to three sample chapters of the book-in-progress, the original proposal to publishers that led to the contract, a signed contract, a statement of progress, a résumé, and three letters of support by May 4. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Whiting Foundation, Creative Nonfiction Grants, 16 Court Street, Suite 2308, Brooklyn, NY 11241. (718) 701-5962.