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Fund Your Muse: Winning Literary Grants & Fellowships, July 10th, 2021

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Secure a grant and focus on your work without the day-to-day pressure of paying bills! While there is no quick fix for securing a coveted grant, there are several strategies that position you to put your best foot forward and avoid the mistakes that other applicants make. This single session class is geared for students eager to learn how to increase their odds of winning grants, fellowships, scholarships, or residencies from the nation's major funding foundations. The class will cover:


*the best places to locate funding opportunities that are a fit for you

*getting inside the minds of review panelists (what are they looking for? what turns them off?)

*avoiding faux pas that mark you as an amateur, or brand you as unprofessional

*why curating your application package, online presence, and personal statements to portray a three-dimensional view of you and your work is absolutely crucial to success

*the Top 10 Tips for Grant Applications

*the often overlooked importance of being a good literary citizen (hint: Funders actually prefer to give money, space, and financially supported time to these applicants).


Students must be comfortable navigating websites. The class includes an emailed pre-work assignment that participants are expected to complete before the first class meeting. Registration now open.

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