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Offline JeanneG

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So THIS happened last week...
« on: May 27, 2021, 10:28:47 AM »
Thrilled to share that I've been award a New Mexico Writers grant for my work on my novel-in-progress about a family of downwinders. The official press release came out yesterday.

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: James McGrath Morris
May 26, 2021                                 (505) 469-5273
                        mail@jamesmcgrathmorris.com

New Mexico Writers Awards Four Grants to Support Statewide Literary Projects

Santa Fe, NM—New Mexico Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and connecting the state’s literary community, has selected four New Mexico writers working in various genres as recipients of grants to further a range of literary endeavors.
Each year, New Mexico Writers solicits grant proposals from writers from all populations and geographic areas of New Mexico, including lesser-served communities. The 2021 competition drew submissions from writers statewide working in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting.

The four award-winners will receive a total of $7,000 in grants, including $6,000 from the New Mexico Writers Annual Dinner Fund and $1,000 from the Douglas Preston Travel Grant Fund. The funds will support writing, research, publishing, and other activities surrounding new works or works in progress.   

The grantees will be honored at the next New Mexico Writers annual dinner on April 28, 2022, at La Fonda on the Plaza, featuring poet Levi Romero as keynote speaker. The annual dinner brings together established and emerging writers, booksellers, publishers, and donors to raise funds for the New Mexico Writers grant making program.

The 2021 New Mexico Writers grant recipients are:

Zach Hively, Abiquiu: $2,000 to revise a creative nonfiction collection of stories.

Chelsea Bunn, Albuquerque: $2,000 to support travel and expenses for a literary residency, where she will draft and revise her full-length poetry collection.

Jeanne Lyet Gassman, Ruidoso: $2,000 to support attendance at several writing workshops that will lead to final revisions of a novel-in-progress.

Renata Golden, Santa Fe: $1,000 Douglas Preston Travel Grant to support travel and research on a nonfiction collection of personal essays set in the borderlands of New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico.

New Mexico Writers is a not-for-profit organization operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the New Mexico Foundation. In addition to its annual fundraising dinner, the organization distributes a monthly newsletter highlighting New Mexico literary news. New Mexico Writers also produces Sneak Preview, featuring readings of unpublished works by writers statewide.

To learn more about the 2021 grant recipients, or schedule interviews, contact James McGrath Morris at mail@jamesmcgrathmorris.com.

For more information about New Mexico Writers, visit NMWriters.org.
Debut novel, BLOOD OF A STONE (Tuscany Press) released in March 2015; winner of IPPY in national category of religious fiction and currently a finalist for IAN Book of the Year. My work-in-progress: THE DOUBLE SUN.
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Re: So THIS happened last week...
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 10:33:30 AM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Congrats Jeanne :)  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: So THIS happened last week...
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 11:37:57 AM »
So glad to hear this, Jeanne. Congratulations!
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 12:00:25 PM »
Outstanding!  Really, really, really... outstanding!

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 12:53:01 PM »
Wow, amazing achievement. Congratulations!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 03:12:03 PM »
Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your story!

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Re: So THIS happened last week...
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 10:50:12 AM »
Congrats congrats!! That is wonderful news  :clap: :clap:

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Re: So THIS happened last week...
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 11:46:50 AM »
Thank you, everyone. I'm pretty stoked!

JeanneG
Debut novel, BLOOD OF A STONE (Tuscany Press) released in March 2015; winner of IPPY in national category of religious fiction and currently a finalist for IAN Book of the Year. My work-in-progress: THE DOUBLE SUN.
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Re: So THIS happened last week...
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2021, 07:45:18 PM »
so cool!!