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Award to a New York City Writer for an Outstanding Essay About Brooklyn

Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize


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Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: BrooklynNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Award of $500 to a New York City writer to recognize an outstanding non-fiction essay that takes place in Brooklyn and is about Brooklyn or Brooklyn-based characters. Entries will be accepted from writers of all backgrounds and ages. The award is intended to showcase compelling stories that render Brooklyn's rich soul and intangible qualities through the writer's actual experiences in Brooklyn.

From the collection of selected Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize submissions, several authors will be selected to read from their work and discuss their Brooklyn stories with the audience at the annual finale event. The exact date/time and venue will be announced later.

Runners-up will be invited to read from their writing and their entries will be included in the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival’s Brooklyn Non-Fiction Collection of stories in an online anthology.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Writers with a broad range of backgrounds and ages (minimum age 18 years old) may apply.

Pre-Application Information
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2023

Entry Fee: Free

The submitted writings will be judged by a panel of Brooklyn writers.

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Estimated Size of Grant
The winner’s award is $500.

Contact Information
Send your Brooklyn Non-Fiction story as a Word document by email to:

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