In the course of my research for my second genre, Grantwriting, I came across this posting in the Foundation Center's online newletter, The RFP Bulletin:
A Room Of Her Own Foundation Invites Applications for Literary Gift of Freedom Award
Deadline: October 31, 2008
A Room Of Her Own Foundation ( http://www.aroomofherownfoundation.org/
is dedicated to helping women artists achieve the privacy and financial support necessary to pursue their art. To this end, the foundation annually provides an award of $50,000 to a woman
writer. The foundation's 2009 Literary Gift of Freedom Award will be given to an American woman writer who is a U.S. citizen and will be living in the U.S. during the grant period.
Acceptable genres for this grant are poetry, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and fiction.
Visit the foundation's Web site for complete program guidelines.
(Please note: The program requires an application fee.)