Published on Jun 26, 2009
Calling all lesbian poets and fiction writers! The Lesbian Writers Fund deadline has been extended to July 15th. Awards range from $10,000 for two winners to $100 for honorable mentions. The Lesbian Writers Fund supports the work of emerging lesbian poets and fiction writers across the U.S.
Too often, lesbian writing is marginalized by literary venues and funding sources, resulting in exceptionally talented artists unable to receive the nurturing and support so vital to their craft. The Lesbian Writers Fund is attempting to remedy this – and with good results. A former grantee used her award to purchase a computer, and no longer had to write by hand; and another attracted the attention of a prominent agent who facilitated the publication of her first novel.