The Authors League Fund provides assistance to book authors, dramatists, and, less frequently, freelance writers and journalists. Loan recipients must fall into one or more of the following categories:
The applicant’s status as a professional writer is vital. While it is not necessary that the applicant subsist solely on his or her income from writing or publish often, it is important that his or her writing credits be accomplished.
Priority is given to sick and/or older authors in need. Common applicants include:
Because the Fund seeks to help as many qualified applicants as possible, the assistance offered is temporary in nature. Applicants who receive loans are not eligible for additional assistance for a period of twelve months, except under the most extreme conditions.
Other Resources for Professional Writers
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This list is not comprehensive, and the Authors League Fund is not responsible for the information compiled. If you have further information that might be helpful to writers in need, please contact us.