GRANTS 11/24/08

OLDER WRITERS’ GRANT — The SLF Older Writers Grant is awarded annually to a writer who is fifty years of age or older at the time of grant application, and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. We are currently offering one $750 grant annually, to be used as the writer determines will best assist his or her work. This grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the basis of merit. Factors considered will include: a short (less than 500 words) autobiographical statement, describing the … Continue reading GRANTS 11/24/08


BIG BEAR FINE ART RETREAT — Must be a practicing fine artist, poet or art student. This is not for a hobbyist. This retreat is ideal for the plein air artist or a poet who needs a quiet, peaceful location to work on a new or existing project. The house is located in a unique mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet. Open June-August 2009 $ 150 for 6 nights/7days or $ 200 for 13 nights/14 days. Maximum stay of … Continue reading GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS 11/17/08


MARGERY DAVIS BOYDEN WILDERNESS WRITING RESIDENCY — A unique opportunity for a writer or pair of writers seeking a lengthy spell of unparalleled solitude for work and personal refreshment. In exchange for an hour a day of routine caretaking, the resident receives use of a remote, small but comfortable house in the Rogue River backcountry of southwestern Oregon and the support of a $5,000 stipend. The residency runs from the beginning of April through the end of October. The residency is open to poets and writers of all kinds, advanced in their careers or just setting out. Publication credits … Continue reading GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS 11/10/08


URBAN LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM — Next American City is currently seeking candidates for our Urban Leaders Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity to write about the development of our nation’s cities. The nine-month, part-time fellowship comes with a $10,000 stipend. Through substantial contribution to our print magazine and website, as well as a presence in other media outlets throughout the country, our fellows will conduct new research and in-depth reportage on the issues at the forefront of urban change. In addition to diversifying and expanding the editorial content of our publications, our primary goal is to have a long-term, positive … Continue reading GRANTS FELLOWSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS 8/25/2008