During one of my last classes for my MFA, we were working to develop a plan for how we intended to support our writing careers. And while winning the lottery was decidedly the easiest method, I knew I was going to have to buckle down and get smart about how writers make their way in this world. About the same time, I also finished up a fantastic who-done-it mystery novel called The Low Country Bribe, part of C. Hope Clark’s Caroline Slade mystery series. Call it fate or serendipity, but it turns out that very same author is the founder of a fantastic website for authors call Funds for Writers. I couldn’t believe my luck. Not only had I discovered a new series to love, but the perfect resource to feature in my support-myself-as-a-writer plan.
Founded over 20 years ago (wow!), Funds for Writers holds true to it’s original purpose…to identify paying opportunities for writers. Their free newsletter offers information on grants, scholarships, residencies, contests, and paid writing gigs.
To sign up for their newsletter, jump over the site and pop your name and email into their subscription form. Couldn’t get any easier than that.