Children's & Popular Book Grants

       Deadline: December 1, 2020

      (Applications are now closed)

The Assyrian Studies Association's Children's & Popular Book grant is an annual grant of up to $2,000 for an emergent writer or already published author*. This grant is intended to support the publication of an Assyrian related children book or popular book. The grantee may choose to use the grant for activities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Printing costs

  • Workshops, seminars, conferences

  • Illustration costs

  • Editing costs

*An unpublished writer is preferred, however publication of several pieces of short fiction, or up to two self-published or traditionally published books will not disqualify an applicant.

Application Requirements

  • Emerging writer who is unpublished, or a published author of short fiction or up to two self-published or traditionally published books. (No prior writing or publishing experience is required).

  • Manuscript in-progress (1,000-2,000 words at minimum for popular book applicants and up to 1,000 word minimum for children's book applicants)

  • A resume or biographical statement

  • A cover letter that gives a sense of the applicant's book, and briefly states how the grant funds will be used

  • Application form

  • Deadline: December 1, 2020 (Applications are now closed).

An electronic copy of the full application in PDF format should be sent, with email attachments, to:

Please note that NO late applications will be accepted after December 1, 2020.

Recipient of your email application will be acknowledged by email, and forwarded to the award judges. For updates, inquires, and additional information about the award, please contact Alexandra Lazar at


The Assyrian Studies Association promotes interest in and scholarly study of Assyrians and Assyria. It provides means for the publication of scholarly research and other materials designed to promote Assyrian studies. It promotes cooperative activities and exchange of information within the field and facilitates contact between scholars and scholarly organizations. 


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