Can you feel the excitement? Change is coming to YALITCHAT! More than just a fancy new web design and new web address,YALITCHAT is expanding and becoming more meaningful and immediate to members by offering scholarships, grants and awesome member-only opportunities.
Here is a list of some of the grants that will be available.
MEMBERSHIP HARDSHIP GRANT
Want to expand your horizons and connect with others in the industry but just don't have the funds? The YALITCHAT Membership Hardship Grant is available to individuals who desire to join YALITCHAT, SCBWI, RWA and other related organizations but need help doing so. Up to $150.00 USD per year in memberships availble.
Want to attend a writing-related conference but need help paying for the attendance? How about the hotel room or airfare? We may not go there with you but we can help you get there! Conference season can be tough--especially on the wallet. Choose a conference and we'll help you get there by contributing to your bottom line. Up to $250.00 USD per conference available.
SUMMER OFF TO WRITE GRANT
Thinking of taking the summer of to write? OK, so we can't afford to pay for you to spend a summer in an Enlgish Cottage (unless you already live in an Enlgish Cottage) writingyour next masterpiece. But, we can help a little bit. Think about it. Up to $500.00 USD per year available.
MARKETING SUPPORT GRANT
Are you a newly published author in need of marketing support materials for a new release? How about an author about to head on tour in need of giveaways and promo items? Do you need to purchase more ARCs from your publisher to get exposure for your book? Need money to get that new website off the ground? We can help. Up to $500 USD per year available.
More grants coming soon. Grant applications will open in July 2010. Grants are available to paid members only.