Emergency Funds for Writers

Carnegie Fund for Authors

Emergency assistance to needy writers who have commercially published at least one book of reasonable length which has received reader acceptance.

Carnegie Fund for Authors

1 Old Country Rd.

Carle Place, NY 11514


Authors League Fund

The Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune.

The Authors League Fund
31 East 32nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(phone) 212-268-1208

(fax) 212-564-5363

Email: staff@authorsleaguefund.org

Website: www.authorsleaguefund.org


The PEN Writers Fund

Emergency fund for professional–published or produced–writers with serious financial difficulties. Depending on the situation, the fund gives grants or loans of up to $2,000.

PEN American Center

588 Broadway, Suite 303

New York , NY 10012

(phone) 212-334-1660

(fax) 212-334-2181

Email: pen@pen.org

Website: www.pen.org


Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses.

Emergency Medical Fund

SFWA, Inc.
PO Box 877
Chestertown, MD 21620
Website: www.sfwa.org/org/funds.htm#EMF


American Society of Journalists & Authors

Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

Helping established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis, are unable to work. Membership in ASJA not required. No grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects; no grants to fund works-in-progress of any kind. Maximum grant: $3,500.


1501 Broadway, Suite 302

New York, NY 10036

(phone) 212-997-0947

(fax)  212-937-2315

Email: weaf@asja.org

Website: www.asja.org/weaf.php

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