Wednesday, December 28, 2011

100 Sites for Fiction Writers: #95 - Funds for Writers

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

Funds for Writers

Money can be a touchy subject among some writers. If you are a writer hoping to make a living from your writing, there are those who will call you a hack. If you are a writer not interested in money, there are those who will call you an elitist or a hobbyist. To me, personally, it doesn't make much of a difference. If you think you can write for money, go for it; if you prefer to write for any of a thousand other reasons, that's your choice.

But for those who do write for money, or who try to write for money, often it is difficult to find that money. That's when a site such as Funds for Writers can home in handy, because it lists and explores how a writer can make money.

Though it is not easy to make money as a writer, there are many different ways to try and make money. For instance, a writer can apply for Grants. A writer could also take part in Contests, or look to sell his or her work through the Markets.

At the Funds for Writers site, one can also search for funding by reading the site's main Newsletter, or by looking into the Small Markets Newsletter, or the WritingKid Newsletter.  If you want to get truly serious about a funds search, and you can afford $15 per year, you can sign up for the TOTAL FundsforWriters newsletter. One could also check out the site's Resources page to find books and other materials than can help writers.

And who, you might ask, is behind Funds for Writers? Site founder and editor C. Hope Clark, who has been running the site since she created it in 2000.

So don't lose Hope! There are ways to make money, and to make a living, as a writer, and this site can help. Don't forget to spend some time checking out everything Funds for Writers has to offer.

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