You’re probably as sick as I am with all the attention the coronavirus is getting and how it’s the biggest, badest thing that has ever… Blah, blah, blah.
We get it.
I know I have been talking about it a lot too. But that’s because I see the opportunity that it can be for the writers that are brave enough to seize it.
However, my main concern is about you. Without you, my blog doesn’t exist, and I would not have so much fantastic content or stories to read.
Whether its a helpful tip to conquer your scariest writing fears or providing you with publishing opportunities, I want to make sure that you’ve been taken care of. Hence, the daily posts for #StayHomeWriMo.
In my hopes to better serve you, I came across a list of emergency funds for writers. Most of them are stationed in the US and require you to be a US citizen to apply, but there are other funds on the list for the UK, Singapore, and Canada or if you’re part of a specific demographic.
If you do need help financially during this time, please look into the options available. The article I found also posted a list of the sources they used to find these emergency funds, and I’ll repost them here too.
Most of them are updated regularly, so check them often if you’re looking for assistance. The funds cover not only freelance writers but other freelance artists and workers in a variety of fields:
- Coronavirus 2020 Artist Relief Fund (Google spreadsheet)
- American Society of Journalists and Authors – Resources Page
- Academy of American Poets – COVID-19 Resources for Poets and Poetry Organizations
- COVID-19 Freelance Artists – Resources
- Artist Trust – COVID-19 Response & Recovery Resources
- Creative Capital – List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
I hope everyone is doing alright and stays safe.
If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know! And don’t forget to pass this along to someone who needs it.
Until next time.