Ellen Meloy Fund

Desert Writers Award
Deadline: 
January 15, 2015
E-mail address: 
fund@ellenmeloy.com

A prize of $3,000 is given annually to enable a creative nonfiction writer "whose work reflects the spirit and passions for the desert embodied in Meloy's writing" to spend creative time in a desert environment. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of creative nonfiction, a project description, and a one-page biography by January 15, 2015. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award, P.O. Box 288, Helena, MT 59601. Mark Meloy, Executive Director.

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