The Rin Kelly Scholarship for Fiction: DEADLINE EXTENDED


UPDATE: The submissions deadline has been extended to September 10.

The family of Rin Kelly is offering up to three $350 scholarships to emerging fiction writers for use in enrolling in San Francisco Writers Grotto fiction classes during the period November 1, 2022 through May 2023.

In keeping with Rin’s writing style, the scholarships will be rewarded to writers in the following genres:

• Speculative fiction
• Magical realism
• Slipstream (“the New Fabulism”)
• Satire


Applications for the Rin Kelly Scholarship must be submitted by September 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on her birthday, September 30 September 10.

Submissions must include the following:

• A writing sample of up to 10 pages of fiction
• A 250-word description of the applicant’s writing history, goals and enrollment in writing courses/programs
• A list of publications

Tuition will be awarded through the San Francisco Writers Grotto. Previous winners and applicants may submit a new story for consideration.

All applications should be emailed to:

Please specify “Rin Kelly Scholarship” in the subject line.

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