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Award Stipends


Stay tuned for details about our 2018 award stipends


Registration Award Stipends

The APPLICATION DEADLINE for award stipends to attend the 14th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is April 1, 2018. See below for general information about the award stipends that may be available in 2018. A combined application that allows you to apply for one or more of the award stipends will be posted on this website by Feb. 1, 2018.

Through its generous sponsors, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference offers varying award stipends to attend. To apply, read the descriptions below, download the general application form and indicate the award stipend(s) for which you wish to apply. Be sure to include all required materials and contact information. Email to mayborncontest@unt.edu. For more information, contact Jo Ann Livingston, contest coordinator, at 214-403-5853.
 
Download the combined application for the available award stipends here. The 2018 application is pending updates and will be uploaded by Feb. 1, 2018.
 
 

Minority Awards sponsored by The Dallas Morning News
The minority student awards are sponsored by The Dallas Morning News and are open to all students enrolled in a community college or university in the U.S. Applicants must submit a published or unpublished writing sample, a letter explaining why you deserve the award stipend, an unofficial transcript and two reference letters. 

Five awards available. Awards cover conference registration and meals.

 

The Mayborn Emerging Writer Awards
To help identify and train up-and-coming narrative writers under the age of 40, conference founder George Getschow and Mayborn literary agent David Patterson created this award stipend. Professional writers working for newspapers, magazines, alt-weeklies and other digital and print publishers are eligible, as are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university writing program (such as journalism, English, history, biography, MFA in creative nonfiction, etc.). To apply, candidates must submit two narrative stories (published in print or online) and also submit, as a third writing sample, either a personal essay, a reported narrative or a book manuscript suitable for entry into one of the Mayborn’s national writing contests.

The stipend award covers conference registration and meals, a contest entry fee and three nights lodging.

 

El Futuro Literario Award
To be eligible, you must be a writer covering Hispanic issues or a Hispanic professional writer working for a newspaper, magazine or alt weekly. Hispanic digital or print publishers are also eligible as well as Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university writing program (such as journalism, English, history, biography, MFA in creative nonfiction, etc.). Candidates must submit two writing samples (published in print or online) and two reference letters.

The award stipend provides financial assistance toward attending the Mayborn Conference.

 

The Green Light Award
To be eligible, you must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Candidates must submit a letter explaining why you deserve the award stipend, along with two published or unpublished writing samples that showcase your skills as a narrative writer, and also a third writing sample, either a personal essay, a reported narrative or a book manuscript, suitable for entry into one of the Mayborn’s national writing contests.

The award stipend covers registration and meals, and a contest entry fee.
 

The Weatherly Student Award
To be eligible, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UNT. Candidates must submit a letter explaining why you deserve the award stipend, two letters of reference, an unofficial transcript and an unpublished or published writing sample.

The award stipend covers registration and meals.

 

For information on any of the award stipends, contact writing contest coordinator Jo Ann Livingston at mayborncontest@unt.edu or call 214-403-5853.

 

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