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This scholarship is offered to a writer of color who shows talent and drive in creating women loving women and sapphically aligned non-binary literature. The writer should be interested in working on a full-length novel or a collection of short stories.


The chosen recipient will receive one full tuition to the GCLS writing academy for the appropriate year and individual one-on-one mentoring with a well-established writer in the genre of women loving women fiction.


In return, the candidate will:

The candidate will submit a ten-page sample of their best work, along with the application by April 1. Candidates will be chosen by June 15th. Classes start in September, however, there will be a summer reading list assignment.


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


If you have questions regarding the Bridge Builder Scholarship or the application process, please reach out to Director of Education Tammy Bird or Writing Academy Manager Finnian Burnett.


Application deadline: May 1

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

Click "Apply" below to complete the application for admittance to the Writing Academy and consideration for the Bridge Builder Scholarship.

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