COVID-19 relief resources for writers

If you or a writer you know has had their income severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, here are financial resources that may be able to provide financial support.

Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing

We Need Diverse Books is providing $500 emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and other publishing professionals. Authors and illustrators must have published at least one book for children and/or teens and must demonstrate lost income from canceled events (festivals, school visits, etc.) to apply; furloughed or laid off publishing professionals must have worked in a position focused on children’s or teen literature.