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The Bridge-Builder Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a young (18-30 as of September 1, 2018) writer of color who shows talent and drive in creating lesbian literature. The writer should be interested in working on a full-length novel or a collection of short stories.

The chosen recipient will one full tuition to the class of 2019 GCLS writing academy and individual one on one mentoring with a well-established writer in the genre of lesbian fiction.

In return, the candidate will:

Create a brief (one page) monthly report on that month’s lessons, their own work in progress, or GCLS promotions within their community.

Attend classes and participate in the assignments to the best of their ability.

The candidate must be willing to show how they can help promote and support lesbian literature in general, and the writing academy specifically within their own communities.

Application deadline:

The candidate will submit a ten-page sample of their best work, along with an application located on by March 1, 2018. Candidates will be chosen by May 30th, 2018. Classes start in September of 2018, however, there will be a summer reading list assignment.

Any questions should be directed to Beth Burnett at

If you do not qualify for the Bridge Builder Scholarship, consider applying for the Sandra Moran Scholarship here

For more information about the writing academy, click here.

To apply for the Bridge Builder Scholarship, click here. 

2018 Tee Corinne Nominations

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