Word Riot Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting independent literature and supporting emerging writers. Incorporated in July 2011, Word Riot Inc. received tax-exempt status as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in May 2014. Donations to Word Riot Inc. are thus tax-deductible.

We are now accepting applications from small press writers for $100 to $500 travel grants. In the small press world, a little funding can make the world of difference in a project’s success. Word Riot Inc. travel grants will help offset the costs a writer incurs participating in readings and literary events around the country.

In addition, Word Riot Inc. will sponsor the Paula Anderson Book Award. The annual award will provide a $1,000 grant to the author of a short story collection or novel published by an independent press.

If you would like to support Word Riot Inc. in its mission, you can make a contribution using the PayPal button below.