The 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 August 20th, 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, July 12th – Sunday, July 20th at midnight only.

Please read the guidelines below completely and double-check your application. The recipient will be announced by midnight, Monday, July 21st, here.

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. 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.

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

What is written in your application is considered private and will not be shared or sold. The only way to qualify is to apply each time.

To learn about future scholarship opportunities (one more this year!), please subscribe to The Writer Mama e-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 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, but please answer each question completely. Please write your application in Word and then transfer the text into 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.

I only accept applications from U.S. residents at this time. Thanks for understanding.

Here’s the application (copy and paste it into a Word doc, answer each question fully, 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 short 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 expect to pay full price.

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

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! 🙂

[P.S. A magazine giveaway follows this post. Don’t miss your chance to post!]


1 Response to “The Writer Mama Scholarship for Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff”

  1. 1 Sugar July 15, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I just put the button on my blog. I didn’t see any html anywhere. It might be there… I’m just too sleepy to look any further. So I just cut and pasted the picture and added in my own link. I’m of course going to apply myself. I would love to take another Christina Katz class. It’s so awesome getting direct feedback from a woman who has done it and IS doing it. My hero!

    So, I’m almost packed for BlogHer. You said your book would be there? Any postcards you want handed out? I’m your little postcard-handing-out-volunteer!

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