Emergency Grants for Authors

Carnegie Fund for Authors

U.S. Citizens and residents
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Carnegie Fund for Authors awards grants to American authors who have been published by a mainstream publisher and who are in need of emergency funds.


  • Emergency financial assistance to help cover expenses resulting from major challenges  like  illness or injury to self, spouse, or dependent child.
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  • Applicant must be an American author who has published at least one full-length work — fiction or nonfiction — that has been published by a mainstream publisher
  • Applicants cannot have eligibility determined by a work that they paid to have published
  • Work may have been published in eBook format only, or in hardcover or softcover format, or in more than one format
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  • Register on the site with your email address is required. Once approved by the system administrator, you will be able to download the application form, fill it out, and send it in, together with supporting documentation. Be sure to fill out the application completely.
  • Application can also be filled out online and documents can be uploaded.
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  • An applicant must demonstrate need; the emergency may be because of illness or some other urgent need or disaster
  • Documentation should be included with the application: ie. a letter or other proof of the emergency situation

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