MacColl Writing Grants — Apply Now

Attention writers: You have one week left to submit your application for a MacColl Johnson Fellowship. Rhode Island writers who dream of having the resources to push their work to the next level have until 11:59 pm, Monday, August 9th to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. The grants are considered to be among the largest no-strings-attached awards available to authors in the United States.

Applicants must have been residents of Rhode Island for at least 12 months prior to the Aug. 9 deadline. High school students, college and graduate students who are enrolled in a degree-granting program and composers who have advanced levels of career achievement are not eligible.

Applicants will be judged on the quality of their work samples, their artistic development and their creative contribution to writing, as well as the potential of the fellowship to advance their career. Applications will be accepted from authors creating new original work in any genre.

Established in 2003, the MacColl Johnson fellowships rotate among writers, visual artists, and composers on a three-year cycle. Over the years, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.2 million in fellowships.

The recipients will be selected by a panel of out-of-state jurors who are professional writers and editors.

The application deadline is 11:59 pm, Monday, August 9, 2021.

3 thoughts on “MacColl Writing Grants — Apply Now”

  1. This information inspired me to look online and to find out if there are any similar opportunities here in California for writers; and I found a few… Who knew! Thank you so much.

  2. No mention was made as to what or who RISCA is. You’d have to google it if you want to find out.

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