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GRANT APPLIED FOR (You may submit only ONE application in ONE grant category. Select ONE Below)


New Mexico Writers Annual Grant: New Mexico Writers signature grant supporting writing, research, publishing and other activities pertaining to the creation of new works or works in progress. Grants typically range from $500 to $2,000.


Douglas Preston Travel Grant: This special annual $1,000 grant, funded by best-selling author and Santa Fe resident Douglas Preston, specifically supports an author’s travel needs in the service of a writing project.


Applicants for either grant may request a specific amount of funding to support their work as needed, including attendance at a writing-related workshop, conference, or mentorship program; research-related travel costs; or enabling time away from employment to work on a project.


1. Your proposal of no more than 500 words. It should describe:


a. the literary endeavor (including the genre) for which you are requesting support;

b. how this grant will help you progress in this endeavor; and,

c. a timeline for your project and specific use of the grant funds during that time.


2. One or more letters of recommendation from someone who knows your writing in a

professional capacity or wishes to encourage your pursuit of the craft. The letter should

address how this opportunity is critical for your growth as a writer.


Letters must be submitted with the application (late letters will not be accepted).


3. A writing sample of no more than 10 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. type)


4. A biography of no more than 400 words that describes your status as a writer, including

whether you have previously had material published or performed in your field.


Please note that all required documents should be merged into ONE document before you upload. The system will not accomadate multiple document uploads.


Grant applications are due via online submission no later than February 28, 2023. Awardees will be notified no later than March 15, 2023.


We invite you to apply!

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