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.

PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

PEN America is distributing grants of $500 to $1,000 to writers who can “demonstrate an ability to meet an acute financial need,” especially one related to the global pandemic. To be eligible, writers must submit professional credentials, such as a published or forthcoming book, proof of a professionally produced play or motion picture, or evidence of full-time or freelance employment at a publication. Writers do not have to be members of PEN America to apply, but all grant recipients will receive a complimentary membership to the organization.