Guest post by Avasta team.

Do you write full-time? Have you ever considered applying to grants for writers? Grants give writers the opportunity to work on specific project or ideas. Grants are fantastic tools to help supplement your income.

We have put together a few grants for writers. Deadlines are a few weeks away! Please click on more information under each grant for all eligibility criteria and guidelines details.

Eligibility: Applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18.

Discipline: Visual arts and Writing

Deadline: September 4, 2015

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Eligibility: Women writers

Discipline: Literature

Deadline: November 2, 2015

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Eligibility: Writers 21 and older

Discipline: Literature

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

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Eligibility: 18 years of age or older, resident of Arizona, not enrolled in more than three (3) credit hours at a college or university.

Discipline: Individual artists from all disciplines

Deadline: September 17, 2015

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Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen or Green Card holder and a current, legal resident of the State of Rhode Island.

Discipline: Art

Deadline: October 1, 2015

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Eligibility: US residents authorized to work in the United States

Discipline: Emerging writers interested in personal essay writing, cultural reportage, and profiles.

Deadline: October 1, 2015

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Eligibility: Vary by county

Discipline: Professional artists in any discipline

Deadline: Vary by county

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Other grants you may consider applying to in the future:

  • Bard College Fiction Prize

Eligibility: Emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application.

Discipline: Fiction

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  • Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant

Eligibility: A professional artist applying as an individual; At least 18 years of age; A current Minnesota resident for a minimum of six months who will remain a resident throughout the contract period; A U.S. citizen, or individual who has attained permanent resident status.

Discipline: Literary, Performing, Visual arts

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  • Creative Capital

Eligibility: A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, At least 25 years old, A working artist with at least five years professional experience, Not a full-time student

Discipline: Literature, Visual Arts, Emerging fields, Film/Video

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  • Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grants

Eligibility: Women and transgender artists in the Delaware Valley Region

Discipline: Art for social change projects

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  • Oregon Literary Fellowships

Eligibility: Recipients must be current, full-time Oregon residents, both at the time of application and at receipt of award.

Discipline: Poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature

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If you are in Washington State and interested in applying to the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award, you can find more information here: Award Insider List.