The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce that Terence Kuch is the 2022 Older Writers’ Grant winner.


Kuch received the grant for his work “Westers.” 

Terence Kuch’s fiction, poetry, humor, and creative non-fiction have been published in the U.S., England, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Ireland, Australia, and Thailand, appearing in numerous periodicals including The Ante Review, Commonweal, Descant, Diagram, Dissent, Encounters, Grub Street, Journal of Irreproducible Results, Medulla Review, New Scientist, New York magazine, New York Times, North American Review, Thema, Timber Creek Review, Washington Post Book World, Washington Post Magazine, and others, and has been anthologized in books from Random House and other publishers.  He has survived interviews by the New York Times and USA Today.  His novels, story collections, plays, and other writings are available on Amazon. He is a credited contributor to Garner’s Modern American Usage, Third Edition. His poetry collection, The Brittle Gods :: Ancient Themes Rethought, was published in 2018 by Loyola University Apprentice House Press.

He spent 52 years in the computer industry, finally retiring from the World Bank after assignments in Washington D.C., and working with local staff on World Bank computer systems in three African countries. His professional assignments also included China, England, France, and Canada.

A native of Washington State’s Chelan County, he graduated from Wenatchee Valley College (A.A.), Reed College (B.A.), and American University (M.S.), and now lives in Springfield, Virginia, with his wife and a varying number of fostered cats. He has two daughters, one son, and six grandchildren.


Since 2004, the Older Writers Grant has been awarded annually to writers who are at least fifty years of age at the time of application to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. These funds may be used as each writer determines what will best assist their work.

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  1. Congratulations to Terence Kuch for his excellent accomplishments, and career. A special congratulations for winning the 2022 award for older writers. Keep up the good work, Mr. Kuch!

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