Café Royal Cultural Foundation

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” - Gustave Flaubert

The world is a story and the writer, the story teller. In writing stories we are trying to make sense of our world by seeking what is real, by rejecting what is false, and by exercising the greatest of our mortal gifts in pursuit of the immortal.

Description: Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a publishing grant to authors of fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. 

Deadline: December 16, 2019. The award for our August 1st deadline will be announced mid - September 2019.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00  

Eligibility: Authors in fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. The applicant must be the originator of the written material.

Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted.

Writers applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project. 

 

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

  • Quality of the writing and the importance of the project to publish

  • Artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievements in writing

 

Application Requirements: 

  • Up to and no more than a 30 page PDF of the work, for the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee to download and read.

  • A letter of intent from the publisher with a date of planned publication, if no publisher is assigned, Café Royal Cultural Foundation may work with writer to help find a publisher.

  • A short description of the project.

  • A short author biography of the person(s) involved.

  • List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00

 

Click on the apply button below to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to publishinggrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.

 

We accept applications all year round. Applications will only be received by e-mail. The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime.

Applications for our next round will be available soon, until then feel free to sign up below information on our upcoming literature grant and we will contact you when the new application is available.