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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 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.

Please attach the following items to cover sheet:


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.

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