The San Francisco Writers Conference was the beneficiary of a generous grant from the Literary Arts Emergency Fund last month. We discovered the program thanks to Submittable. The unrestricted $5,000 grant will go a long way in helping the SFWC meet its ongoing expenses financially and let us offer programing for writers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Administered by the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazine & Presses, and the National Book Foundation, the Fund will distribute $3.5 million in emergency funding to 282 nonprofit literary arts organizations, magazines, and publishers who have been severely financially affected by COVID-19. Read the full press release here.
FYI, writers . . . While researching possible grants for SFWC, we saw many more grants and scholarships available for individual writers. Do some online searches if you need funds to continue writing in these unprecedented times. Start with a Google search today.