The applicant must be an American author who has published at least one full-length work — fiction or nonfiction — that has been published by a mainstream publisher. Applicants cannot have eligibility determined by a work that they paid to have published. A work may have been published in eBook format only, or in hardcover or softcover format, or in more than one format.
An applicant must demonstrate need; the emergency may be because of illness or some other urgent need such as fire, flood, hurricane, etc. Documentation should be included with the application: a doctor’s letter or other proof of the emergency situation.
If you believe you qualify for a grant, you should take the next step and register with the site. Decide whether you want to download an application to send in or to apply online.
After you are registered on the site with your email address and a password, you may then download an application form, fill it out, and send it in, together with documentation that may be needed to support your application. Be sure to fill out the application completely.
If you prefer to apply online, move on to the Online Application section. In that section, you have the option of attaching supporting documents or sending them in separately from the application.
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