The 2022 COURAGE to WRITE selection committee loved reading your applications! So many exciting and important projects. Inspring!
Thirty-three finalists have been chosen. In honor of our inaugural grant year, The de Groot Foundation has decided to fund nine “Writer of Note” $1,500 awards in addition to the seven $7,000 grants. These awardees are being selected from our list of finalists. Grantees and Writers of Note will be notified within the coming days.
Congratulations to the 2022 COURAGE to WRITE grant finalists!
Andree Lockwood – The Calcoon Emerald (historical novel) NY, NY
April Lim – Joss Paper (poetry) Stillwater, OK
Branden Boyer-White – (memoir) San Francisco, CA
Campbell Walmsley – Burn Rate (novel) Atlanta, GA
Christian Elder – #NWORD (stage play) Toluca Lake, CA
Ella Baron – Interface (novel) London, UK
Emily Hockady – Naming the Ghost (poetry) Glendale, NY
Genevieve Gorback – Kindergarten Court (children’s book) Orinda, CA
Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz – Something Like Happiness (novel) Las Cruces, NM
Helene Epstein – Catch Me When I Stumble (Narrative Non-fiction) Brooklyn, NY
Janine Kovac – Proposition (novel) Oakland, CA
Jason Gordon – Death Metal Yoga (poetry) Catonsville, MD
Jefferey Spivey – Birthright of Sons (story collection) Urbandale, IA
Joanne Szilagyi – The Guest People (novel) Oxford, UK
John McLaughlin – Sancocho Surprise (bilingual children’s books) Seattle, WA
Joy Lanzendorfer – The Bath School Disaster (novel) Petaluma, CA
J.R. Patterson – Truth: A Novel Manitoba, Canada
Kate Tillery-Danzer – Tilli Thompson and the Case of the Bog Bone, (mid-grade novel) Superior, CO
Kelly Alblinger – Idaho Falls (novel) Camarillo, CA
Laura Tanenbaum – (memoir) Burbank, CA
Leah Whitcomb – Mississippi Girls (memoir) Port Charlotte, FL
Linda Musita – Immaculate Pandemic (novella) Nairobi, Kenya
Masha Shukovich – The Taste of Names (novel) Salt Lake City, UT
Michaeljulius Y. Idani – Buxton (novel) Atlanta, GA
MM DeVoe – Only Child (novel) NY, NY
Monique Hayes – Sally Forth, (historical novel) Fort Washington, MD
Nick Gardner – Cass, A Psychedelic Anti-Western, (novel) Washington, CD
Nishant Batsha – A Bomb Placed Close to the Heart (novel) Buffalo, NY
Rodney Gomez – Disarticulated Map (essays & poetry) McAllen, TX
Sarah James – Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen (novel) Los Angeles, CA
S.B. Ryther – Wesley and the Exceptional Love (novel), Minneapolis, MN
Svetlana Satchkova – Teeth (novel) Brooklyn, NY
Zahir Janmohamed – The Permitted Hours (memoir), Portland, ME
More details about each finalist will be posted soon. Check back for more.
The 2023 COURAGE to WRITE applications will likely open for submission on December 1, 2022.