Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced the winner of the Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant. Both grants of $500 were awarded to Erin Roberts. The Diverse Writers Grant offers support to new and emerging writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing/publishing process. The Diverse Worlds Grant is presented for work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background.
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SLF Drip Campaign

Mary Anne Mohanraj has announced that the Speculative Literature Foundation has partnered with Kickstarter to use their new Drip Funding system to offer regular subscriptions. The new model allows the SLF to plan for a steady stream of sponsor support in their planning.
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SLF Diversity Grants

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced the winners of the Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant. The Diverse Writers Grant was given to Gabriel Thibodeau and the Diverse Worlds Grant went to Eden Royce. Each grant is for $500. The Diverse Writers Grant offers support to new and emerging writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing/publishing process. The Diverse Worlds Grant is presented for work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background.
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Older Writers Grants Announced

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that Debra Wilburn and Sharon Joss are the winners of this year’s Older Writers Grant. Wilburn’s submitted story was based on her experience at the ER after several bites from a horse fly. Joss published her first short story in 2013 shortly after turning 59. The $500 prize is given to help writers who are at least 50 years old and beginning to work at a professional level. The award has been given annually since 2004.

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SLF Working Class Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that Lilliam Rivera has been awarded the Working Class Grant. The $750 award supports any purpose that the writer wishes to benefit their work. Rivera’s writing will appear in F&SF and her YA novel The Education of Margot Sanchez will be published in 2017. Rivera is a 2015 graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers Workshop.

SLF Diversity Grants

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced the winner of the Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant. Both grants were won by Carmen Maria Machado. Each grant is for $500. The Diverse Writers Grant offers support to new and emerging writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing/publishing process. The Diverse Worlds Grant is presented for work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background.
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Older Writers Grants

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that Deborah (DK) McCutchen and Michael Fontana are the winners of this year’s Older Writers Grant. McCutchen’s firsh novel, Jellyfish, has been excerpted in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Fontana published his first novel shortly after turning 48. The $750 prize is given to help writers who are at least 50 years old and beginning to work at a professional level. The award has been given annually since 2004.

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SLF Working Class Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that Nino Cipri has been awarded the Working Class Grant. The $750 award supports any purpose that the writer wishes to benefit their work. Cipri currently works for bicycle sharing company Divvy in Chicago and has recently completed the Clarion Writers Workshop. Cipri’s writing has appeared or will appear in Tor.com, Fireside Fiction, Betwixt, Daily Science Fiction, The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, and The Eunoia Review.

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SLF Diversity Grants

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced the winner of its first Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant. Both grants were won by Madhvi Ramani, who grew up in London and currently lives in Berlin. Each grant is for $500. The Diverse Writers Grant offers support to new and emerging writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing/publishing process. The Diverse Worlds Grant is presented for work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background. Ramani submitted her story “Zafir, the Saudi Superhero” for consideration.
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SLF Contributes to Latino/a Anthology

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that it will be contributing funds to the Latino/a Rising anthology, an anthology which will support and promote emerging Latino/a authors. The anthology series will be edited by Matthew Goodwin.

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