Writing is a tough business, in a lot of ways. Sometimes you need a helping hand. From Funds for Writers:
CHANGE EMERGENCY FUNDS
Change, Inc., P.O. Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924
Phone: (212) 473-3742
Awards of up to $1,000 for medical, living, or other emergencies. Open to artists of all disciplines, with no U.S. geographical restrictions; students are not eligible.
PEN AMERICAN CENTER WRITERS’ FUND
The PEN Writers’ Fund is an emergency fund for professionally published or produced writers with serious financial difficulties. The fund gives grants or loans of up to $1,000.
AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND – EMERGENCY FUNDS
31 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016
Main Phone: (212)268-1208 / Main Fax: (212)564-5363
Helps career authors and dramatists in the United States and in financial distress due to an urgent situation. The Fund makes interest-free loans to professional writers in need.
CLAYTON MEMORIAL MEDICAL FUND
c/o OSFCI, P.O. Box 5703, Portland, Oregon 97228
The fund helps professional science fiction and fantasy writers living in the Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal with the financial burden of illness.
AMERICAN POETS FUND – EMERGENCY FUNDS
The Academy of American Poets
584 Broadway, Suite 1208, New York, NY 10012
Assists poets of demonstrated ability who are in a state of urgent financial need. Grants cannot be used to promote or otherwise enhance literary talent or reputation.
WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
1501 Broadway, Ste. 302, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 997-0947 / FAX: (212) 768-7414
Financial relief assistance to established, professional freelance writers of nonfiction books and magazine articles. Must be 60 years of age or older, disabled, or who face crisis.
WRITERS’ TRUST WOODCOCK FUND – EMERGENCY FUNDS
90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1
416-504-8222 / F- 416-504-9090
Provides emergency funding for established writers in mid-project who are facing financial crisis. Since its inception, the Woodcock Fund has supported 103 Canadian writers in financial difficulty.
JOHN ANSON KITTREDGE EDUCATIONAL FUND.
c/o Key Trust Company of Maine, P.O. Box 1054, Augusta, ME 04332
Travel Application Address, P.O. Box 2883, Cambridge, MA 02138
Grants awarded to artists in very special circumstances.
$1,000 – $10,000. Initial contact by letter.
Other Writing Opportunities:
FREEDOM TRAIN RESIDENCIES
Freedom Train Productions (FTP) supports Black playwrights whose work affirms Black LGBT life and community. Residencies being offered. Deadline October 27, 2006.
LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE
The magazine about the world’s largest fresh-water lakeand the people who list and visit there. We may pay up
to $600, according to length, importance of story and writer’s experience. Top dollar is earned by a well-written and researched manuscript-photo package. The average feature runs 1,600 to 2,200 words. Departments and Columns average 900 to 1,400 words and usually pay from $65 to $125.
Northwest Palate is a bimonthly magazine devoted to food, wine, travel, and lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. Our readers are well-read, well-traveled, and knowledgeable about food and wine. We strive to educate and entertain them by profiling the places, products, and people that exemplify this region’s extraordinary bounty and quality of life.