The applicant must be an American author who has published at least one full-length work- fiction or nonfiction-that has been published by a mainstream publisher. Applicants cannot have eligibility determined by a work that they paid to have published.
An applicant must demonstrate need; the emergency may be because of illness or some other urgent need such as fire, flood, hurricane, etc. Documentation should be included with the application: a doctor’s letter or other proof of the emergency situation. This fund is not Covid-19 specific.