Pandemic-Related Resources for Writers and Literary Organizations

Pandemic-Related Aid for Writers & Literary Organizations

Resources are available from public and private sources to meet the emergency needs facing writers and literary organizations during the current pandemic 

In April, the Whiting Foundation organized webinars led by Amy Smith to share the most current information available about how to research and apply for some of these resources. Static notes from those conversations are online:

     * Federal relief programs for individuals (PPP, EIDL)
     * Federal relief programs for organizations (PPP, EIDL)
     * Unemployment for freelancers and self-employed writers


Luiza Teixeira-Vesey of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) also spoke on a webinar about private grant programs and aid from state and local government sources. Her tips on researching and obtaining emergency grants are laid out online here. Grant programs and resources for writers and other arists are being compiled and curated by several literary organizations, including:

     * The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA; has national scope)
     * The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)
     * LitNet
     * Poets & Writers (P&W)
     * The Authors Guild