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LaSalle Storyteller Award

Award to Washington Author to Recognize
Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction

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Artist Trust (AT)

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Deadline Date:

09/09/19 11:59 PM PST


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Award of $10,000 to Washington author to recognize outstanding literary work in fiction. Artists outside of King County and artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Panelists are asked to consider geographic diversity and review all applicants through a lens of racial equity. The panel selects the recipients based on:
- Artistic excellence;
- Excellence in storytelling as evidenced in body of work;
- The professional background of the artist;
- Originality and writing skill.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186365

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The 2019 LaSalle Storyteller Award is open to fiction writers residing in Washington State.

Applicants must be:
- 18 years of age or older;
- Washington State residents at the time of application and payment;
- An individual literary artist working in fiction, which includes novels, short stories, novellas, and experimental works of fiction;

Applicants must not be:
- Previous recipients of the LaSalle Storyteller Award, James W. Ray Distinguished Artist, or Arts Innovator Awards;
- Recipients of another Artist Trust grant in 2019;
- Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program at the deadline date of September 9, 2019;
- Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, fiscal sponsorship, community group, ensembles, or collective;
- Current Artist Trust staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, current LaSalle Storyteller Award panelists, or their immediate family.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Staff will explain the components of the application and how the selection process works, walk you through the Submittable application, plus provide tips & best practices for applicants. They’ll also take time to answer any questions you may have.
Note: If you are not available to attend the webinar, please still register as Artist Trust will send out a recording of the webinar to everyone who RSVPs.

August 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Register at

Office Hours is a free grantwriting support program for artists of all disciplines looking for advice on how to apply for funding from Artist Trust. In these one-on-one meetings, staff explain the application process, provide feedback on grants, and answer questions about funding programs.

Office Hours: one-on-one consultations with staff, provided in-person or over the phone, on
- August 23, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM: Register at
- September 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Register at

Pre-Application Information:

- Application opens: August 5
- Preliminary application review deadline: August 19 (Feedback provided by August 30)
- Application deadline: September 9
- Panel review: September - October
- Notification: late November
- Award announcement: December 2

Preliminary Application Review: submit your application through Submittable by August 19 and check the box to request preliminary review. Staff will review your application and provide feedback by August 30. The application is then opened for editing and must be resubmitted by the final deadline, September 9, 11:59 PM PST.

Start your application at least a week before the deadline and give yourself plenty of time to prepare your materials. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit. Submittable slows down from high traffic in the hours before the deadline. Late applications are not accepted for any reasons, including technical difficulties.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application:

Direct questions to:
Brian McGuigan
Program Director
206/467-8734 x23

Lydia Boss
Program Manager
206/467-8734 x25

Zach Frimmel
Program Coordinator
206/467-8734 x20

Artist Trust
1835 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington