$1,961,848 in Grants for Writers

The best grants for novelists, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights, journalists, YA authors, and writers of all kinds

đź‘‹ Artizen is the largest marketplace for artist grants. Our newsletter shares open calls for grants, fellowships, residencies, and retreats as well as short essays to help artists earn their financial freedom. Whether you’re a filmmaker, painter, or creative coder, being an artist is crazy hard. Get the resources you need to quit your job and make a living from your art.


What are the best grants for writers?

In this article we share a curated list of the the best grants for novelists, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights, YA authors, journalists, and writers of all kinds. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $1,961,848 in funding. Please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add or corrections.


Featured Grants

Social Impact Grant

AWARD: $2,500 - $5,000
DEADLINE: Quarterly, next deadline is July 30, 2021
REGION: International
FOCUS: All formats, genres, and categories of documentary, non-fiction, and hybrid projects will be considered including films, video series, interactive apps, 360 VR docs, podcasts, photojournalism, and more


Rolling Applications

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Grant

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Technology, Data Privacy, AI

Pulitzer Data Journalism Grants

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Data Journalism

Fund for Women Journalists

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Women

Pulitzer Global Reporting Grants

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Social Impact

FJI Rolling Grant

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Journalism, Freelancers, Investigative


Upcoming Deadlines

U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: July 11
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Human Rights, Journalism, Press Freedom

NIHCM Journalism Grants

AWARD: $1,000,000
DEADLINE: July 12
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Journalism, Health Care

Artists 360 Practicing Artist Grants

AWARD: $7,500
DEADLINE: July 15
REGION: United States, Arkansas
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Literary Arts, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship

AWARD: $17,500
DEADLINE: July 15
REGION: United States, New Jersey
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Literary Arts, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship

AWARD: $2,500
DEADLINE: August 2
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Fiction, Publishing, Horror, Women

Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: August 15
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Fiction, Publishing, Black Voices

European Cross-Border Grant

AWARD: $242,370
DEADLINE: September 4
REGION: Europe
FOCUS: Journalism, Borders

GAP Awards

AWARD: $1,500
DEADLINE: September 7
REGION: United States, Washington
FOCUS: Digital, Performing Arts, Writing

Modern Slavery Unveiled

AWARD: $97,478
DEADLINE: September 16
REGION: International, Europe, Asia
FOCUS: Journalism, Documentary, Social Change

SLF Working Class Writers Grant

AWARD: $1,000
DEADLINE: September 30
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Speculative Fiction, Fantasy, Writing, Publishing

SFWA Givers Fund

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Speculative Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Publishing

James Jones Fellowship

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: United States
FOCUS: First Book, Publishing

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: United States, Rhode Island
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Poetry