Sundress Publications is open for submissions for grant applications from Black and/or Indigenous identifying writers with a chapbook in progress. All eligible authors are welcome to submit during our application period which closes on October 31st, 2023.
The Light Bill Incubator Microgrant will award $500, a slot in Sundress’s reading series, a one-week residency at the Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, TN, and the potential for digital publication to one Black and/or Indigenous writer with a chapbook in progress to support the completion of said project.
All applications will be read by members of our editorial board. One writer would be selected, who will then work with Sundress’s reading series coordinator, residency team, and editorial board.
Applicants may apply for any genre; however, the proposed project must be a chapbook-length project, meaning the planned final version will be fewer than 48 pages.
To apply, please send a sample of the chapbook in progress along with a brief (no more than 500 words) artist/personal statement. These items should be sent to our editorial board as DOCX or PDF files at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the phrase “Light Bill Incubator Microgrant Application” in the subject line. There is no fee to apply.