Apply for the 2018 ANFASA Grant Scheme for Authors (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

03 Aug 2018

Deadline: 30 September 2018

ANFASA, the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa, has announced the 2018 round of their grant scheme to benefit authors of academic and general non-fiction works. The grants, of around R25000, allows authors to “buy time” to work on projects. New authors are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are currently working on a scholarly or a general non-fiction work, you are eligible to apply. However, if selected, only ANFASA members may actually receive an award. The grants are intended to provide a sum of around R25 000 to be used for an author to “buy time” – to take leave, for instance, and devote herself or himself to writing; or to travel in order to conduct research. The grants are for research and writing, and are not intended to cover the cost of publishing the manuscript although a grant could also be used to cover some editing costs, for instance, if properly motivated.

Full information is available on ANFASA’s website.

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