The SLF is a non-profit arts foundation, modeled on the National Endowment for the Arts, but focused specifically on serving the speculative literature (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) community.  We aim to encourage promising new writers, assist established writers, facilitate the work of quality magazines and small presses, and develop a greater public appreciation of speculative fiction.  Our primary projects at the moment are our various cash grants to writers; these grants are designed as ‘gateway’ grants, with no entry fees and easy application processes.  Our website also offers a host of community resources, covering a broad range of topics, such as academic resources for teachers, convention listings for fans, editorial guidelines for self-publishers, and much more.  Welcome!

 – Mary Anne Mohanraj, Executive Director


The deadline for The Diverse Writers/Worlds Grant is tomorrow, May 1st, 2015.

Please submit applications to diversity@speclit.org. Grant applications will be considered from May 1 to July 31, annually. Applications submitted outside that period will be discarded unread.

The grant recipient will be announced by September 15, annually. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by that date.

For all information and guidelines, please visit: SLF Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grants