The Authors League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. The fund is open to:
- book authors with at least one title published by an established traditional publisher (authors with multiple titles are given priority)
- dramatists whose full-length plays have been produced in mid-size or large theaters and/or published by established dramatic presses
- journalists, critics, essayists, short story writers, and poets with a substantial body of work in periodicals with a national or broad circulation
Priority is given to sick and/or older authors in need, and funds cannot be applied to professional expenses. Recipients may apply again after a period of twelve months have passed.