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SLF Monthly Newsletter

What's in this month's issue:

  • 2024 A.C. Bose Grant winner announced
  • Older Writers Grant opens for submissions May 1
  • Deep Dish May 16
  • Call for Deep Dish readers
  • SLF at 2024 Printers Row Lit Fest
  • Call for jurors
  • Co-writing opportunities
  • Membership
  • Opportunities for writers
Vineetha Mokkil, winner of the 2024 A.C. Bose Grant
2024 A.C. Bose Grant Grant winner announced
The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce Vineetha Mokkil as the winner of the 2024 A.C. Bose Grant. Mokkil’s winning piece is called “No One Has To Know and Other Stories.”
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Older Writers Grant opens for submissions May 1
The Speculative Literature Foundation will be accepting applications for the 2024 Older Writers Grant from May 1 through May 31, 2024. Since 2004, the $1,000 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.
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Deep Dish Reading May 16, 2024 at Volumes
Join the SLF on May 16 at Volumes for the next event in our Deep Dish reading series! Featured readers will include Tina Jenkins Bell and Alex Kingsley. Rapid Fire Readers will include G E Woods, A ch Gee Manley and John Weagley.
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Call for Deep Dish readers
The SLF invites Chicago-area writers to join us at an upcoming Deep Dish Reading as a featured or rapid-fire reader! Fill out the form at the bottom of our Deep Dish page to learn more.
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SLF at 2024 Printers Row Lit Fest
Join the SLF on Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8 at the 2024 Printers Row Lit Fest! Look for more details coming soon.
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Call for jurors
The SLF needs jurors to serve on our grant award panels! Jurors receive a $50 honorarium and a year free of Photon-tier SLF membership. Email grants@speculativeliterature.org to learn more and apply.
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Co-writing opportunities
The SLF hosts regular Saturday co-writing sessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT. These sessions are for writers who would like support for their writing, and are currently open and free of charge to anyone interested in being a part of our writing community.
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Not a member yet? The SLF serves the speculative literature community through support from people like you. Members receive benefits including access to the SLF Discord, invitations to members-only panels, discounts on SLF events, programs and courses and more!
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Opportunities for writers

Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop (July 1-7, 2024): Launch Pad is a workshop for established writers, editors and creative professionals held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Launch Pad aims to provide a “crash course” for the attendees in modern astronomical science through lectures, activities, discussion and observation. There will be a charge of $199 for the event that includes food and lodging at the University. Learn more and apply at launchpadworkshop.org.

The Speculative Literature Foundation is partially funded by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council, Village of Oak Park, Illinois Arts Council Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, Literary Arts Emergency Fund, supported by the Mellon Foundation (@MellonFdn), and The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.