Savvy’s editors have long been delighted by the imaginations of our authors in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fields. The Speculative Literature Foundation currently offers grants including the A. C. Bose Grant (for authors from South Asia or the South Asian diaspora), the Older Writers’ Grant (for authors fifty and older), and the Diversity Grant (for writers from underrepresented and/or underprivileged groups). Let the SLF launch your brainchild into the world! Deadlines are different for each grant; while winners are not currently being chosen due to COVID restrictions, submissions are open now. http://speculativeliterature.org/grants/
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program is offering $25,000 to selected published poets during fiscal year 2021. These grants enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Next deadline is March 11, 2021. https://www.arts.gov/grants/creative-writing-fellowships/program-description
Each year, the Kentucky Foundation for Women awards $200,000 to feminist artists through their Artist Enrichment and Art Meets Activism programs. Retreats and residencies at Hopscotch House, near Louisville, provide time and space for artists, activists, and allies. Rolling deadline. http://www.kfw.org/about/
South Arts’s new Express Grant program serves artists in rural Southern communities (populations 50,000 and below). Both performing and literary artists may apply but must be willing to present their work in public performances or readings. The maximum requests is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,000. Rolling deadline. https://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/express-grants/
PlySpace is an immersive artist-in-residence program based in Muncie, Indiana. Residents are provided with living and work spaces and receive a $500 stipend toward travel. They may stay between four and twelve weeks. Applicants should not be enrolled in a degree-granting program and must be over twenty-one. Rolling deadline. https://www.plyspace.org/
The DISQUIET Prize is awarded to writers in three categories: fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The winner of each category will be published: fiction in Granta, poetry in The Common, and nonfiction in Ninth Letter. If circumstances permit, one grand prize winner will receive a full fellowship to the 2021 DISQUIET program in Lisbon, Portugal. If the event is canceled due to COVID restrictions, winners can choose to delay until 2022 or can accept a substitute cash prize. Deadline Jan. 15, 2021; $15 entry fee.
Information about contests, markets, and grants is provided as a service to writers, and is not an endorsement of any particular contest or sponsoring organization. Always check contest websites for complete rules.