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.
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open to all students enrolled in a community college or university in the U.S. Applicants must submit a published or unpublished writing sample, a letter explaining why you deserve the award stipend, an unofficial transcript and two reference letters.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 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 email@example.com or call 214-403-5853.