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Virginia Liebeler Biennial Grants for Mature Women (Writing)


To advance creative purpose in writing.

Interested parties must send a stamped addressed envelope to receive current information.


Open to women over 35 years of age who wish to pursue special work in their field of art, letters or music. Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America. Current and past recipients are not eligible for this award.

Quantity Available



  • Every 2 years

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must (a) send proof of age and United States of America citizenship (copy of birth certificate, passport ID page, voter's registration card and a driver's license or a state ID, if possible). Driver's license alone is not proof of citizenship; (b) enclose a one-page cover letter describing how they intend to use the grant money, if awarded the grant, and any relevant information about themselves; (c) enclose a US$8 check made payable to NLAPW with their submission; (d) enclose a stamped addressed envelope/mailer with sufficient postage for the return of their submission; and (e) provide their name, address, telephone number and email address on the cover page of the submission. Applicants must submit either a published or unpublished manuscript in any or all of the following categories: article, drama, essay, first chapter of a novel, narrative outline of a complete novel, three poems, short-story or TV script. The entry is not to exceed 4,000 words.

Closing date

October 1st



Study Level

  • Unrestricted

National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW)

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) exists to promote women in the creative arts including art, writing and music.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW) by using the links below.


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