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Apply For The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award | Win $1,500

Apply For The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award And Win $1,500
The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is an annual grant of $1,500 that is awarded to an emerging writer of color.
According to the organizers, an unpublished writer is preferred, however publication of one work of short fiction, an academic work or one or two traditionally or self-published published books will not disqualify an applicant.

This grant is intended to support the recipient in activities related to crime fiction writing and career development. he or she may choose from activities that include workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats; online courses; and research activities required for completion of the work.

The grant was founded by 'Sisters in Crime', an organization of  3,600 members comprising of mystery readers, authors, booksellers, publishers, agents, and librarians. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women in 1986 at the Bouchercon in Baltimore. 

Reward: $1,500; the winner can choose from a range of activities
Deadline for submission: 15 June 2018
Who is eligible: Writers of color




Application Requirements

- A resume or biographical statement.
- A work of crime fiction, written with an adult (rather than YA or children) audience in mind, which may be a short story or first chapter(s) of a manuscript in-progress, 2,500 to 5,000 words (it should not have been published elsewhere).
- A cover letter that gives some sense of the applicant as an emerging writer in the genre and briefly states how the grant money would be used. No prior writing or publishing experience is required, but the applicant should include any relevant studies or experience.

 To find out more about the competition or submit your work, please visit this page.
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