Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Foundation Announces 2011 Older Writer's Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce
that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Older Writers Grant.
The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature
of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning
to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the
use of the grant money.

The grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the
basis of interest and merit. Applicants are asked to submit a brief
autobiographical statement, a writing sample, and a bibliography. For
full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF web
site: http://www.speculativeliterature.org/Grants/SLFOlderWriters.php,
or email olderwriters@speculativeliterature.org. Applications must be
received by March 31st 2011. The successful applicant will be
announced on June 1st 2011.

The Speculative Literature Foundation is a volunteer-run, non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting the interests of readers, writers,
editors and publishers in the speculative literature community.

"Speculative literature" is a catch-all term meant to inclusively span
the breadth of fantastic literature, encompassing literature ranging
from hard and soft science fiction to epic fantasy to ghost stories to
folk and fairy tales to slipstream to magical realism to modern
mythmaking -- any literature containing a fabulist or speculative

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