NEW MEXICO WRITERS 2023 GRANT PROGRAM
INVITATION TO APPLY
New Mexico Writers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and connecting the state’s literary community. Our mission is to provide grants, networking and career development opportunities to aspiring and established writers from diverse communities throughout New Mexico and the greater Navajo Nation. We believe that by addressing cultural, financial and professional barriers facing local writers, we will build a vibrant literary community that reflects the diversity of our state.
ANNUAL GRANT PROGRAM
The New Mexico Writers annual grant program is intended to support New Mexico authors in a variety of literary endeavors. The program features a competition for funding new works or works in progress by writers from all populations and geographic areas of New Mexico, as well as members of the greater Navajo Nation.
Grants are awarded at the New Mexico Writers annual dinner, where grantees are honored as special guests. The 2023 annual dinner will be held on April 6, 2023, at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
All New Mexico writers, and members of the greater Navajo Nation, are invited to apply for funding to support projects in ONE of any of the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, playwriting, and screenwriting.
ELIGIBLE AWARD FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Grant recipients are eligible to apply for grants in ONE of the following two categories:
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.
Award recipients are required to submit a report to New Mexico Writers detailing how the grant was used and how their work benefited from the funding.