Slight Delay

We were supposed to announce the winner(s) of the 2017 Diverse Writers Grant and the Diverse Worlds Grant this past Friday, September 15, but our jurors are still hard at work reading the applications. We want to make sure every application gets the attention it deserves, so we’re not exactly sure when we will announce the winner(s). We apologize for the delay, and we thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, please check our Facebook page regularly for updates about the diversity grants. The applications are exceptional this year, as they’ve been in previous years, and we’re excited to see who our jurors choose as winner(s). The number of apps we received was a surprise this year (190!), and our jurors are impressed by the quality of the writing samples.

So, we’re still working hard choose our winner (or winners), but it will us take a bit more time. If you have any questions or concerns about the diversity grants, please feel free to ask us on our Facebook page, or you can email our Managing Director Malon Edwards at: managing_dir@speclit.org.