2019 Odyssey Workshop Scholarships

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced several scholarships available for students attending in 2019. Scholarship applications and information queries should be made by contacting director Jeanne Cavelos.

The Miskatonic Scholarship, funded by George R.R. Martin, covers full tuition, textbook, and housing. It will be awarded to a promising new writer of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Martin said, “What we want are nightmares new and resonant and profound, cosmic terrors that will haunt our dreams for years to come.” The winner will be selected by a panel of three judges.

The Parasite Publications Character Awards, funded by Sara King, will provide three scholarships in the amounts of $2,060 (full tuition), $500, and $300. They “will be awarded to the three members of the incoming class who are deemed extraordinarily strong character writers, creating powerful, emotional characters that grab the reader and don’t let go.”

The Donald A. and Elsie B. Wollheim Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the New York Science Fiction Society (the Lunarians), is available to applicants “from the New York Metropolitan Area (including New Jersey).” The amount of the scholarship varies according to need and availability.

The Kurt Brown Prizes, administered by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, offers three scholarships of $500 each.

The new Chris Kelworth Memorial Scholarship is “offered to a Canadian writer admitted to Odyssey. Chris, a 2013 Odyssey graduate, was an inspiration to many Odyssey alumni and a strong believer in creating systems and participating in events to increase his productivity, such as setting goals, attending workshops, and participating in NaNoWriMo. This scholarship, funded by alumni and friends of Chris, will cover $900 of tuition.”

A work/study position is also available. “The work/study student spends about six hours per week performing duties for Odyssey…. Odyssey reimburses $800 of the work/study student’s tuition.”

The Odyssey Workshop will be held June 3 – July 12, 2019 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH. The application deadline to the workshop is April 1, 2019. Guest lecturers include Neil Clarke, Nisi Shawl, Scott H. Andrews, Fran Wilde, Paul Witcover, Joshua Bilmes, Sara King, and Holly Black.

For more information, including scholarship deadlines and further financial opportunities, see the workshop website or email Jeanne Cavelos.

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