FIYAH magazine has announced the establishment of four grants “intended to assist Black writers of speculative fiction in defraying costs associated with honing their craft.” Three $1,000 grants will be awarded as part of Juneteenth every year.
The Rest Grant will be given “for activists and organizers with a record of working on behalf of the SFF community, but who are in need of respite or time to recommit to their personal projects.”
The Study Grant “is to be used for defraying costs associated with attending workshops, retreats, or conducting research for a writing project.”
The Craft Grant will be awarded “based on a writer’s submitted WIP sample or project proposal, in the spirit of assisting with the project’s completion.”
Additionally, two $500 Emergency Grants will be given each year (one in March, and one in October) “to assist Black SFF writers with emergency financial circumstances which may be interfering with their ability to write.”
The grants are open to writers of speculative fiction who are 18 years or older. “FIYAH Grants, like our other submissions, are open to Black people of the African Diaspora. This definition is globally inclusive (Black anywhere in the world) and also applies to mixed/biracial and Afro-appended people regardless of gender identity or orientation.”
Applications for all grants open in January 2022. For more information, see Fiyah‘s website.
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