Grants

Our grants are free to apply, with easy, straightforward applications. We hope that they will serve the community directly and encourage genre writers to explore the wide variety of grants, awards, and residencies available in the larger writing community.

Upcoming

The Gulliver Travel Research Grant

Award: $1,000.00 USD
Submissions: November 1 – November 30, 2022
Winner Announced: January 15, 2022

This Gulliver Travel Research Grant is awarded annually to assist writers of speculative literature in their (non-academic) research. We are currently offering one $1000 travel grant annually, to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses. Learn more here.

The A.C. Bose Grant

Award: $1,000.00 USD
Submissions: January 1 – January 31, 2023
Winner Announced: March 15, 2023

The A.C. Bose Grant annually provides $1,000 to a South Asian / South Asian diaspora speculative fiction writer.

The Diverse Worlds Grant

Award: $500.00 USD
Submissions: July 1 – July 31, 2023
Winner Announced: September 15th, 2023

The Diverse Worlds Grant is awarded to assist work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background.

The Diverse Writers Grant

Award: $500.00 USD
Submissions: July 1 – July 31, 2023
Winner Announced: September 15th, 2023

The Diverse Writers Grant is awarded to writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing and publishing process.

The Older Writers Grant

Award: $1,000.00 USD
Submissions: May 1 – May 31, 2023
Winner Announced: July 15, 2023

The Older Writers Grant is awarded to assist writers age 50+ who are just starting to work at a professional level.

The Working Class Writers Grant

Award: $1000.00 USD
Submissions: September 1 – September 30, 2023
Winner Announced: November 15, 2023

The Working Class Writers Grant is awarded annually to assist working class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers who have been historically underrepresented in speculative fiction, due to financial barriers.

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Grant Inquiries

If you have any questions regarding any of the grants, please feel free to contact to our Grants Administrator, Catherine Lin, using the form below.

Be a Grant Juror

The SLF utilizes teams of volunteer jurors drawn from the community for their grants process.  If you’re an ardent reader of SF/F, a writer or editor, a teacher or academic or librarian, and are interested in becoming a juror, please apply using the form below.