Diversity Scholarships


One of the missions of Madcap is to make writing retreats and workshops as accessible as possible. We believe that bringing writers together in creative community can be powerful. These events have the capacity to change people and careers, but getting to them can be difficult. They come with a price tag and try as we might to keep that price tag low, we know that they will still be out of reach for many deserving writers.

It is for these reasons that we have created two scholarships for diverse writers: The Madcap Diversity Scholarship for Writers of Color and The Madcap Diversity Scholarship. Recipients of these scholarships receive room and board at writing workshops, though they are responsible for their own travle to and from the venue.


We use the We Need Diverse Books™ definition of diversity. Applicants must be 18+ years and must identify as one or more of the following:

  • Person of color
  • Native American
  • Person with a disability
  • Marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States.

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Every donation received will go toward funding future scholarships for aspiring writers.