SLF travel grants are awarded to assist writers of speculative fiction (poetry, drama, creative nonfiction) in their research. They are not currently available for academic research. One $800 travel grant is awarded annually, to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses.
Travel Grant Application Procedures
Send the following three items to [email protected] as attached .doc or .rtf files in one e-mail:
1. A writing sample in the proposed genre (up to 10 pages of poetry, 10 pages of drama, or 5000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction).
2. A bibliography of previously-published work by the author (no more than one page, typed); applicants need not have previous publications to apply.
3. A one-page written description of the project in question (maximum 500 words). Please include: Where you intend to visit (be as specific as you can), when you intend to travel (including the completion date), and what you will gain from field rather than desk research via a library or the internet.
If awarded the grant, the recipient agrees to write a brief report of their research experience (500-1000 words) for our files, and for possible public dissemination on our website.
Travel may take place from any country to any country, or internally within a country; the grants are unrestricted. Funds will be disbursed in U.S. currency (but can be sent through PayPal if that is more convenient for international recipients).
The grant recipient will be announced by October 15th. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by that date.
More information on the Speculative Literature Foundation is available at its web site.