Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 1, 2010

Grants and Short-Story Contests

Many of you know I attended the SCBWI conference in NYC this weekend.  I promise I will share some of the highlights and my notes on the various workshops I attended tomorrow.  In the meantime, I thought I would remind you of the WIP Grants available from the SCBWI for writers. 

Plus…

A number of you told me that you write other things while working on your novels and picture books.  Some mentioned writing short-stories, so I have included two contests where you can submit a short-story, maybe make some money and build name recognition.

GRANTS FOR CHILDREN’S WRITING
From Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/WIP-Grant

In any given year, an applicant may apply for: the General Work-In-Progress Grant OR the Work-In-Progress Grant for a Contemporary Novel for Young People OR the Work-In-Progress Nonfiction Research Grant. The Grant for a Work Whose Author has Never Had a Book Published may not be applied for — it will be chosen from all the entries in the other Work-In-Progress categories. The Grants are available to both full and associate members of the SCBWI. They are not available for projects on which there are already contracts. Four Grants of $1,500 will be awarded annually, one in each category. Four Runner-Up Grants of $500 will also be awarded, one in each category. Applications accepted between February 15 and March 15, 2010.
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WARREN ADLER SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.warrenadler.com/writing-contest.shtml

$15 ENTRY FEE
The stories must be no longer than 2,500 words. Subject matter is completely open to the author. The goal of the contest is to encourage and publicize the short story as a viable and quality literary form.

First Prize: $1,000. People’s Choice
Prize: $500. Three remaining finalists: $150 each.

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THE “SCARE THE DICKENS OUT OF US” SHORT STORY CONTEST 2010
http://clarklibraryfriends.com/

$20 ENTRY FEE
First prize, $1,000 and a trophy.
Second prize, $500 and a ribbon.
Third prize, $250 and a ribbon.
Junior contest prize $250 and a trophy.

The contest is a Friends of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library fundraiser and is privately funded. All entry fees go to the Friends and are used for library projects. The contest is open to published and unpublished writers alike. The ghost story must be 5,000 words or less, in English, and typed double-spaced. Deadline October 1, 2010.

Let me know if you decide to submit something.  Good Luck!

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks Kathy! You keep me motivated.

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  2. Hi,

    As always, great info. Of course, we are all very much involved with children’s literature, but that post about the short story contest, is it just stories for children? Or can it be a short story for adults, etc.? I am working on a short story for my creative writing class, but it is better suited for adults.

    Chris B.

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    • I just went to the Adler website, and it looks like it can be any kind of story for any audience. I hope to get one in there!

      Chris B.
      P.S. Thanks

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      • Chris,

        I’m glad you looked, I should have pointed that out.

        Good luck,

        Kathy

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