Black Writers Matter Scholarship

“We’re excited to honor and celebrate Black writers from the Bay Area.”

-Ben Jackson

About the Scholarship

Since its founding in 1999, The Writing Salon has been a valued community resource for writers to express their creativity and to develop their craft and critiquing skills.

We believe that community is about celebrating the diversity of writing and writers. With the Black Writers Matter Scholarship, we welcome applications from Black writers over the age of 18 who reside in the Bay Area. This fall we will offer three Black writers of promise a credit of $300 toward a Winter 2021 class of their choice.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by The Writing Salon staff. The deadline to submit is November 15.

Covid-19 Scholarship

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Congratulations to the Winners!

The Scholarship recipients are Rachel Hurwitz, Joseph Kim, Lydia Kim, Victoria Turner, and Joe Vigil. Each recipient will receive a $150 credit toward a fall Writing Salon class of their choice.

Each Recipient Will Receive

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An invitation to do a featured reading at The Writing Salon

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A $300 Writing Salon credit

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A private consultation with a Writing Salon instructor

Application Requirements

  • Contact and background information
  • 200-word personal statement
  • Writing sample with one of the following:
    • Up to 10 pages of a script (stage or screen)
    • Up to 1,500 words of prose (excerpts are welcome)
    • Up to 5 pages of poetry

 Submission Period:

October 15, 2020 – November 15, 2020

Closed to Submissions

The Recipients will be
announced in December 2020.

 Submission Period:

October 15, 2020 – November 15, 2020

Closed to Submissions

The Recipients will be
announced in December 2020.

Application Requirements

  • Contact and background information
  • 200-word personal statement
  • Writing sample with one of the following:
    • Up to 10 pages of a script (stage or screen)
    • Up to 1,500 words of prose (excerpts are welcome)
    • Up to 5 pages of poetry

Contribute to the Scholarship Fund

Your generous support will ensure that opportunities are available to writers with limited finances. We’d appreciate any amount you’d like to give to The Writing Salon Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, enter the amount in the box below.

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