Interview with Mia Manansala, winner 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award.

interview with mia manansala

interview with mia manansala


Interview with Mia Manansala.

We are pleased to be joined with Mia Manansala, the 2018 winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award. This is an episode that is very important to listen to.

The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is an annual grant of $2,000 for an emerging writer of color.

This grant is intended to support the recipient in crime fiction writing and career development activities. The grantee may choose to use the grant for activities that include workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats, online courses, and research activities required for completion of the work.

An unpublished writer is preferred, however publication of several pieces of short fiction and/or up to two self-published or traditionally published books will not disqualify an applicant.

Requirements For Application
An unpublished work of crime fiction. This may be a short story or first chapter(s) of a manuscript in-progress, 2,500 to 5,000 words.

A resume or biographical statement.

A cover letter that gives a sense of the applicant as an emerging writer in the genre and briefly states how the grant money would be used. No prior writing or publishing experience is required, but the applicant should include any relevant studies or experience.

The submissions period is March 16, 2020 to June 8, 2020.

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Interview with Mia Manansala.

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