CBAA Literary Grant

CBAA’s Literary Grant was developed to support CBAA alumni in their goals of publishing a book. The initial cost of publishing a book can be a hindrance to an author. CBAA’s intent is to remove that hindrance our alumni encounter by providing financial support with this grant. Fundraising for the grant will come from our own alumni and CBAA’s efforts.

The Literary Grant is awarded, by CBAA, to a dues-paying CBAA member. The member will be the author of a first novel-in-progress in 2018. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition.

*UPDATE: Non-Fiction entries will now be accepted for this year’s application cycle.*

The award is intended:

To stimulate creative writing among CBAA members.
To support first-time CBAA authors as they embark on publishing a novel.
To showcase the talents of CBAA members.
To provide an opportunity for first-time CBAA authors to network with published Cornell Alumni.

Eligibility: The competition is open to dues paying members of CBAA who have not previously published a novel. Officers of CBAA are not eligible for the award.

2018 Entry Requirements

2018 Application Form

Faith Morrell McIntosh is CBAA’s second recipient of a monetary grant to aid first time authors beginning the process of publishing. Learn more about Faith’s manuscript, Prisoner on the Mountain, by reading our blog post.
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