2012 Older Writers Grant Offered

The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is accepting applications for the 2012 Older Writers Grant. The $750 grant is available to any writer of speculative literature aged 50 or older who is just beginning to work professionally in the field.

For full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF website. Applications are due by March 31. SLF will announce the recipient on June 1st 2012.

Shauna Roberts was the 2011 grant winner.

The full press release follows the jump. 

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2012 OLDER WRITERS GRANT

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION

PO Box 1693, Dubuque, IA 52004-1693

http://www.speculativeliterature.org/

For Immediate Release Feb 3, 2012

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES OLDER WRITERS GRANT

The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2012 Older Writers Grant. The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the use of the grant money.

The grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the basis of interest and merit. Applicants are asked to submit a brief autobiographical statement, a writing sample, and a bibliography.

For full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF web site: http://www.speculativeliterature.org/Grants/SLFOlderWriters.php, or email olderwriters@speculativeliterature.org. Applications must be received by March 31st 2012. The successful applicant will be announced on June 1st 2012.

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