Trans Women Write Scholarship

This scholarship supports trans women and transfeminine writers.  Applicants should be aspiring or emerging authors or author/illustrators, writing in any genre or format (fiction or nonfiction, picture books through young adult). Trans women bring crucial and unique perspectives to fiction and nonfiction, but are dramatically underrepresented even within the LGBTQIA+ community.  The hope is that this additional support will allow more writers with these identities to establish themselves within the sphere of children’s and young adult literature.

Get more information about the scholarship process and apply here, or support the scholarship below.

Trans Women Write Scholarship

Workshops for Writers & Illustrators

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> In-Person
> On-Demand (Self-Paced Online)

New to the Highlights Foundation? Try these:

The Crash Course | The Whole Novel Workshop | Summer Camp


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Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

Our Mission in Action

Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit

The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

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