Organizations that sponsor readings and workshops in New York State or California, or Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Tucson, or Washington, D.C. may apply for grants to be used for writers' fees.
To support as many literary events as possible, they generally grant no more than $1,500 to organizations in New York and California, and $500 to organizations in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. during the course of their fiscal year (July1-June 30). Decisions on maximum grant amounts are based on the availability of funds and are made at the discretion of Poets & Writers.
Organizations that may apply for grants include: colleges, cultural centers, museums, libraries, correctional facilities, hospitals, small presses, community centers, senior centers, places of worship, bookstores, cafés, galleries, and theaters. Nonprofit status is not required.
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