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Hurston-Wright Legacy Award


To support published writers of African descent in furthering their art.

Include with each application a $25 nonrefundable application fee (in the form of a money order or check only).


Writers of African descent from any area of the diaspora.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length


Award Value

US$10,000 or US$5,000

Application procedure

Book must be submitted by the publisher with permission of the writer.

Closing date

November 22nd

Study Level

  • Professional development
  • Unrestricted

Hurston-Wright Foundation

The Foundation was established in September 1990 by novelist Marita Golden. Our mission is to develop, nurture and sustain the world community of writers of African descent.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Hurston-Wright Foundation by using the links below.


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