$40,000 for Emerging Writers
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The Whiting Writers Awards are given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. The awards of $40,000 each, are based on accomplishment and promise. Candidates are proposed by nominators from across the country. Winners are chosen by a selection committee, a small group of recognized writers, literary scholars, and editors, appointed annually by the Foundation. The Foundation does not accept applications to the Writers?? Program. Contact Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, 1133 Ave. of the Americas, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10036-6710; 212-336-2138; www.whitingfoundation.org.