Submissions Open for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s 2021 Older Writers Grant




The Speculative Literature Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Older Writers Grant through May 31st, 2021. The $1,000 Older Writers Grant is awarded annually to a writer who is fifty years of age or older at the time of grant application and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. Grant funds can be used as each writer determines will best assist his or her work. For more information about the Older Writers Grant, or to apply, click here.


The grant is intended to support the SLF’s mission of promoting literary quality in speculative fiction. Grants are awarded by a jury of SLF staff on the basis of merit. Additional information about all of the SLF’s grants, including specific application guidelines, can be found here. Grant applications are open to all: you do not need to be a member of SLF to apply for or receive a grant.


Founded in January 2004 to promote literary quality in speculative fiction, the all-volunteer Speculative Literature Foundation is led by Mary Anne Mohanraj and 30 other committed volunteers. The Foundation maintains a comprehensive website offering information for readers, writers, editors, and publishers of speculative fiction, develops book lists and outreach materials for schools and libraries, and raises funds for redistribution to other organizations in the field, as well as five awards made annually to writers. For more information, visit speculativeliterature.org.


The SLF is a 501(c)3 non-profit, entirely supported by community donations. If you'd like to be involved with our efforts, please consider joining us as a member for $2/month, at speculativeliterature.org/membership. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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