Grants for Authors

It sad to know that not all authors flourish in their careers. There are some who are unable to continue with the career due to financial problems, personal problems and even natural phenomena such as sickness. As the world becomes populated with gifted authors, all of them are vying for spots in their readers’ shelves. Unfortunately, not all cannot achieve it and are some are giving up on their dreams because they are not earning anymore. There is much assistance in the form of grants for authors, but not all authors can be helped by it.

Here are some of the programs that help authors who are still going for the dream:

The Furthermore Grant

This is a program that grants assistance in publishing, particularly with the nonfictional books written about the city, the resources that are natural and historic, architecture, art and even design. It also grants assistance to publishing books about the cultural, historical, civil and public issues today. The grants are applicable for research, art, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing, even binding. The grants are given to works that are appealing to the general audience. Interested applicants for the Furthermore program must comply with the specifications of the 501(c) 3 organizations. The Furthermore program is awarding cash grants that are about $500 up to $15,000. The deadlines for the application are on March 15 and September 15 every year.

The application form is available in the Furthermore.org that comes in a pdf format. The application form must be send in this mailing address:

PO Box 667
518 Warren St.
Hudson, New York 12534
Contact details: 518-828-8900

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grants

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is also a foundation that awards annual grants to deserving playwrights. Interested applicants will have to submit plays (full length), musicals, screenplays or operas. The content of the works must have positive outlook for gay as well as lesbian lifestyle. It should be based as well from historic person, event, culture and art. The deadline every year for this program is always on the 30th of November. The foundation is awarding cash grants of $1,000 to deserving winners. In addition to that, the foundation is also awarding assistance of $1,000 to the deserving production companies that can be used for expenses of the production of theatrical works that are based on history and focused on gay-lesbian concepts.

The guidelines and other information about the program are available at the www.aabbfoundation.org. Interested applicants can send a self addressed stamped envelope to:

The Arch and Bruce Bowen Foundation
502 W. Pico Road,
Palm Springs, California 92262

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