Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Invites Entries for the Writers Fund
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation's Lesbian Writers Fund seeks to support the work of emerging lesbian poets and fiction writers within the United States.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a lesbian-identified writer of poetry and/or fiction who resides in the U.S. Applicants should have published at least one piece of writing (in any genre) in a newspaper, magazine, journal, anthology, or professional Web publication; and should have not published more than one book, including a chapbook, in any subject or genre with a publisher. The submission must be a poetry or fiction sample in English that includes some lesbian content (e.g., lesbian desire, identity, and/or perspective).
First-place awardees and two runners-up in the poetry and fiction categories will receive cash awards ($10,000 for the awardee and $1,500 for runners-up). With support from Skip’s Sappho Fund, at least one grant will be awarded to a lesbian writer who is based west of the Mississippi.
Visit http://www.astraea.org/Main.php4 for complete program requirements.