The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the recipients of the 2021 Givers Fund Grants for organizations which further SFWA’s mission: “To promote, advance, and support science fiction and fantasy writing in the United States and elsewhere, by educating and informing the general public and supporting and empowering science fiction and fantasy writers.” Grant recipients are “Any 501(c)(3) or similar organization… with a program related to the speculative fiction genres.” The 2021 recipients are:
- Locus Publications, a genre periodical and charity, for their workshops for SF/F writers
- Firkin Press, which publishes the free online fantasy short fiction magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies
- University City Public Library, to support and buy books for their Orcs & Aliens book discussion group that focuses on SF/F titles
- Reel Stories, a charity that helps young women and girls create, write, and film their stories, many of which are SF/F
- Odyssey Writing Workshop Charitable Trust, the charity that supports the six-week Odyssey Writing Workshop for emerging SF/F writers
- Dream Foundry, an online community space for new and emerging writers to obtain advice and support
- Alpha Workshop, a part of Parsec Inc, a summer workshop for high school students who want to write SF/F
- Space Cowboy Books, a small CA bookshop that produces the Simultaneous Times podcast as part of its reading series for West Coast SF/F writers
- Ephemera Reading Series, a Canadian reading series focusing on marginalized and diverse SF/F writers and other creative artists in the US and Canada.
Applications are always open and previous recipients can reapply. The deadline to apply for 2022 awards is October 1, 2021. For more information, see the SFWA website.
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