The SLF is delighted to announce the results of our 2004 Travel Research Grant judging! The Travel Research Grant is awarded to assist a writer (speculative fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction) in his or her research. The 2004 Travel Research Grant includes $600 to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses. The grant is awarded by a committee of SLF members on the basis of interest and merit. Our jurors for 2004 were: Tiffany Jonas, editorial director for Aio Publishing Co, LLC in the United States, and Colin Harvey, author, in the United Kingdom.
The jurors offered the following comments on Nora’s writing sample and grant application:
And our winner, Nora Jemison, said this:
Nora will use the grant to research Native American cultures as they existed pre-colonization for a fantasy novel and series of short stories. Travel will be to the Navajo National Monument in Arizona and to Monument Valley in Utah during the spring of 2005. She’ll stay in a Navajo-owned bed and breakfast and take tours of the valley with the aid of a guide from a nearby reservation.
Nora has published science fiction and fantasy short stories in Flashshot, Eternally Erotic (eBook anthology), Ideomancer (forthcoming), and Dark Sins and Desires Unveiled (anthology; forthcoming). An additional short story is currently under consideration at Realms of Fantasy.
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