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The Tin House Summer Workshop, a prestigious literary writer’s conference held annually in Portland, Ore., is now offering a new scholarship for a graphic narrative writer of color.

Interested parties (which should be anyone who qualifies, given how great that workshop is) can find more information about it on the workshop website, but here’s the relevant bulleted list:

  • This award is intended for a writer of color whose genre focus is graphic narrative.

  • This award covers the application fee, cost of tuition, and room/board.

  • The winner of this award will not be announced publicly until after the conclusion of the Summer Workshop, where they will be listed as a Tin House Scholar.

  • Please note that if you wish to also be considered for a general Tin House Scholarship, you must apply with a separate application.

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age by the time of the workshop.

  • The deadline to apply for this award is March 3rd, 2019.

The winner would also presumably be working with Kristen Radtke, the sole member of the workshop faculty listed for the graphic narrative track. Radtke’s credits include the award-winning 2017 graphic non-fiction novel Imagine Wanting Only This. Her writing and illustrations have also appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewMarie Claire, The Atlantic, GQ, and The New Yorker’s Page Turner.

As you may have noticed, the deadline for this is March 3, which is Sunday. But if you have the time this weekend, this experience stands to be well worth an application. I attended in 2013 as a prose writer, and the week was nothing short of formative. Good luck!

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