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The Bridge-Builder Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a young (18-30) woman 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.

All eligible candidates are encourage to apply, even if you do not own a computer for this online course. 

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 May 1. Candidates will be chosen by June 15th. Classes start in September of 2018, however, there will be a summer reading list assignment.

Any questions should be directed to writing academy manager Joy Van Stralen at

or Director of Education 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. 


*GCLS board members not eligible. Former board members eligible after a two year break. GCLS managers not eligible. 

2019 Tee Corinne Nominations

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