In 2014, when one of our writer friends passed away unexpectedly, a group of us pooled our funds in order to send flowers to his funeral. Ultimately, far more came in than was needed for the beautiful spray, and so we decided at that time to set aside the surplus and use it to create a special scholarship.
“Writer Bob” Stewart was an older gentleman who attended the 2014 WU UnConference. He was well liked for his warm, friendly personality, and lifelong dedication to craft and story, and we know he’d be proud that his own story of perseverance inspired this scholarship.
If you, too, have been on a long journey with story, and have yet to meet your goal of creating a finished work you believe is ready for publication–
If you have an unrelenting passion for the craft of writing fiction–
If you’re interested in applying, please send the following three items to [email-obfuscate email=”firstname.lastname@example.org”]:
- A response to the question, “What is your writing-related story of perseverance?” (300 words or less, in the body of the email)
- A response to the question, “What drives you to continue writing despite challenges?” (150 words or less, in the body of the email)
- A Word document or PDF attachment showing five consecutive pages of your manuscript.