The FIYAH Literary Magazine Grant Series is intended to assist Black writers of speculative fiction in defraying costs associated with honing their craft. 

The series includes three $1,000 grants to be distributed annually based on a set of submission requirements. All grants with the exception of the Emergency Grant will be issued and awarded as part of Juneteenth every year. The emergency grant will be awarded twice a year in $500 amounts.

 

1: The Rest Grant

The FIYAH Rest Grant is for activists and organizers with a record of working on behalf of the SFF community, but who are in need of respite or time to recommit to their personal projects.

 

2: Emergency Grant (2x $500)

This is a needs-based grant to assist Black SFF writers with emergency financial circumstances which may be interfering with their ability to write. The Emergency Grant is awarded biannually, once in March and once in October.

 

3: Study Grant

This grant is to be used for defraying costs associated with attending workshops, retreats, or conducting research for a writing project.

 

4: Craft Grant

This grant is awarded based on a writer’s submitted WIP sample or project proposal, in the spirit of assisting with the project’s completion.

 

Applications for all grants will open in January 2022. For details and submission requirements, visit our Grants page.

L. D. Lewis is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor, and serves as a founding creator, Art Director, and Project Manager for the World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated FIYAH Literary Magazine. She is the author of A Ruin of Shadows (Dancing Star Press, 2018), and her published short fiction includes appearances in FIYAH, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, PodCastle, and Fireside Magazine. She lives in Georgia with her coffee habit and an impressive Funko Pop! collection. Find her at ldlewiswrites.com and on Twitter at @ellethevillain.

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