Authors run special programs; scholarships, prizes, awards, charities.

Latest programs you might be interested in!

Octavia Butler

The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship enables writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start. It furthers Octavia’s legacy by providing the same experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers of color.

Junot Diaz

He is the cofounder of Voices of Our Nation Workshop. VONA is the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color.

Toni Morrison​

Since 1996, a panel of Morrison scholars has reviewed scholarly book publications on Toni Morrison's life and works for the Toni Morrison Society Book Prize. 

Ayn Rand

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money.

Duane Simolke

He co-wrote the fundraiser The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. Join the fight against cancer by purchasing.

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse Foundation awards the Hermann Hesse Scholarship in memory of the writer.

Khaled Hosseini

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation changes lives by your shoppings.


Voltaire Foundation awards the scholarship in memory of the writer.

George Orwell

The Orwell Foundation giving The Orwell Prizes aims to encourage good writing and thinking about politics.