How to Get Free Money to Write a Book
What kind of Money is Available?
The government money that’s available is in the form of the grant. I write a lot, and bukisa is only one avenue I use when I decide to write. Grants is money that you do not have to pay back, so of course, there’s no better money than that. The money you might get from a publisher will usually be in the form of an advance towards future royalties. That simply means they will give you a certain amount of money when you sign the contract. Sometimes this money will be spread out in payments, some you could receive at the signing and some when you turn in the manuscript. This advance will be deducted from the royalties you earn when the book sells.
Government Grants Available to you to Publish Your Books
Since I reside in Texas I will list the Texas Grants available. If you reside in a different state then use the comment section and let me know and I will provide you with the site and information available.
Bearlife / Women’s Writing Advocate / P.O. Box 1540 / Kyle, Texas 78640 : 1-800-741-8949 ext. 92
Bearlife will represent and guide all female authors and poets regardless of her background or experience. All types of submissions are welcome.
Federal Grants for Women Writers : http://freelance-writing.lovetoknow.com/Federal_Grants_for_Women_Writers
If you’re going fishing for dollars, you might as well start with the biggest pond around: the federal government. Check out their Web site to see what you can apply for.
The Fogleman Literary Agency / 7515 Greenville Ave., Suite 712 / Dallas, Texas 75231
This agency is interested in women’s fiction (both category and mainstream, including romance and mysteries), popular business, psychological self-help, and so much more. To see all they have please visit.: http://www.spywriter.com/litagency5.html
Karen Lewis and Company: How to write a book in 14 days: http://www.scribd.com/doc/26509453/How-to-Write-a-Book-on-Anything-in-14-Days-or-Less-Guaranteed
P.O. Box 741623 / Dallas, Texas 75374
Submit query with clear succinct letter describing your book and include a SASE.
Stanton & Associates / 4413 Clemson Dr. / Garland, Texas 75042
This agency handles only feature length screenplays. A phone query is preferred first. If writing a query letter, do not send manuscript with it and always include a SASE. Site: http://www.literaryagents.com/agentlist.html
There is so many more grants that I can only list a few. I can give you information on all 50 states so if you are not from Texas please feel free to ask in the comment section below. I only gave a few Texas companies since I reside in Texas. I appreciate you reviewing this article and if I can be of any help please ask.