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Award for Creative Writing and Community Service

APPLICATION GUIDLINES AND FORM

About the Awards


The TallMountain awards for creative writing and community service are distributed annually to low-income writers who display artistic merit and who contribute to the development of their communities. Preference is given to Native Americans, homeless persons and residents of the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. The TallMountain Circle will also consider applications from groups or orgainizations for projects which serve low-income and emerging writers. Final decisions on awards are made by the Advisory board: Paula Gunn Allen, Ben Clarke, Kitty Costello, Judith St. George, Beth Saunders, Yvonne Yarber.

When to apply
Grants are awarded each fall. The deadline for applications is generally September 1.

Grant Awards
Typical grant awards range from $100 to $500 depending on the availability of resources and the number of awards granted.

How to Apply
Print out and then fill out the application below and send it via POSTAL MAIL ONLY, along with samples of writing or other relevant documentation to the TallMountain Circle. P.O. Box 423115, San Francisco, CA 94142. Writing samples should be 5 - 15 pages in length, typed and double spaced. For group proposals, submit an organizational description and project proposal. Questions about application procedures should be directed to the same address.

Date

Name:

Organization (if applicable):

Address:

Phone:

Date of Birth:

Ethnic Background:

Preference is given to low-income writers, particularly from San Francisco's Tenderloin District and Native American communities. Please describe how you or your group/project meet these criteria:

Please Describe your background in writing and community service.

How would the grant award be used to further your writing or project.

Please enclose a writing sample of 5 - 15 pages. Published or unpublished poetry, fiction and essays are welcome. MAIL TO: TallMountain Circle. P.O. Box 423115, San Francisco, CA 94142.

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