The April 16th Writer Mama Scholarship for Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff

Are you a mom, who would love to take the Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff Class that starts April 16th, but you would not otherwise be able to afford it?

Then you qualify for The Writer Mama Scholarship.

The deadline for your short application is one week only: Saturday, March 8th – Saturday March 15th at midnight (please note, slight date change).

Please read the guidelines completely and double-check your work. The recipient will be announced by midnight, March 16th, here and in April The Writer Mama zine.

Please feel free to spread the word about the scholarship, even if you do not intend to apply. 🙂

Only one scholarship is available per WPSS class during 2008. If a class is canceled by the instructor, the scholarship will be transferred to the next class offered.

This is a full scholarship. The recipient commits to participating fully in the class and delivering all six assignments on time. Please do not apply if you cannot make the commitment to participate in the class.

The scholarship is not transferable if you fail to complete the class. The scholarship is also not transferable in the case of illness, family emergencies, a move, etc.

The scholarship is only for moms, not soon-to-be moms. The scholarship is offered by Christina Katz. No other extra or special attention is offered with the scholarship. It’s up to the scholarship recipient to make the most of the opportunity offered like anyone else in the class. Please note that this is a scholarship, not a giveaway.

What is written in your application is considered private and will not be shared or sold. Your contact info will not be shared or sold. After the final decision each round, you will no longer be considered a “scholarship applicant.” The only way to qualify is to apply each time.

To learn about future scholarship opportunities (two more this year!), please subscribe to The Writer Mama Zine in the upper right-hand corner of this blog (click on the envelope glyph).

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Send your application to: “writer mama 2 @ earthlink dot net”. This is the only email address for the scholarship. Save your application for future scholarships, if you want to apply again, although the application is subject to change.

Copy and paste the questions below into an email (though, for the class you must be able to create and read Microsoft Word documents, no exceptions). Your application should not exceed one page in 12-point font, single-spaced in a Microsoft Word document. So please write it in Word and then transfer the text to an email.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria: Demonstrated effort, Need, and Enthusiasm as determined by Christina Katz.

No one else will view your application.

This time around, I’m only accepting applications from U.S. residents. Thanks for understanding.

Here’s the application (copy and paste it into a Word doc, do not exceed one page, then copy and paste your final application into an email when you are ready to submit it):

[Begin application form]





Have you read the book, Writer Mama?

How long have you been reading the WM blog?

What version of Microsoft Word software are you currently using?

Have you applied for The Writer Mama Scholarship before?

Write a paragraph in response to the following questions:

  1. Please write one paragraph about why you want to take the class, Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff.
  2. Please list, in paragraph form by publication name and date only, any publication credits you’ve accumulated thus far . Briefly list any other experience you think is relevant, also in paragraph form.
  3. Please say why you are unable to afford the tuition for the class at this time (see note below).

[End application form]

Please Note: The Writer Mama Scholarship is only for moms who legitimately cannot afford class tuition for whatever reason. So if you work at home, earn money, receive money, or your spouse or partner earns enough money for you to afford the class, please do not apply for the scholarship.

To register for the class as a non-scholarship candidate, please visit the classes page at Only two spots remain for April. Next class starts in August.

Post any questions about the scholarship to the comments section but, generally speaking, just do your best and send in your application according to the posted guidelines.

I’m pleased to be able to offer one free class per semester to one deserving mama. Good luck! 🙂


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