WOW!!! Just received my official letter confirming I’ve been approved for an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant! I had applied in September and in December I was told my application was “highly recommended.” AFA juries divide applications into 3 groups: funded, highly recommended, and not funded. Then the administrators fund the first group, and inform the second group that they COULD receive funding if there is money left at the end of the fiscal year. I’ve been highly recommended before, but not received funding–but this time–I did! I was allowed to change the project dates, so I now have until May, 2022, to write a draft of the novel. Looking forward to clearing my plate and diving in!
This is my 3rd AFA grant: second one for creating a new work, and that book is now in submission at DAW (the most recent grant was for my book tour with Bursts of Fire.)