The Writing Salon Scholarship

“This year we’re providing opportunities for writers who have been hit hard by COVID-19.”

-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.

In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, The Writing Salon is expanding our 2020 Scholarship Program to include multiple recipients. Submission is open to Bay Area writers over the age of 18 who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. We will offer five writers of promise a $150 credit toward a fall Writing Salon class of their choice.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by The Writing Salon staff. The deadline to submit is August 01, 2020.



Congratulations to the Winners!

The 2019 Writing Salon Scholarship recipients are Emily Marciel and Mae Ramirez.


Katherine Brennan
Joseph Kim
Aiya Madarang
Tori Sciacca
Maggie Scott

Each Recipient Will Receive


An invitation to do a featured reading at The Writing Salon


A $300 Writing Salon credit


A private consultation with a Writing Salon instructor

 Submission Period:

July 01, 2020 – August 01, 2020

Open to Submissions

The Recipients will be
announced in August 2020.

Application Requirements

  • Contact, background, and financial information
  • 150-word personal statement
  • Writing sample with one of the following:
    • Up to 10 pages of a script (stage or screen)
    • Up to 1,000 words of prose (excerpts are welcome)
    • Up to 5 pages of poetry (single poem per page)

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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