Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards Announced
The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards are awarding six women writers in the early stages of their work with $30,000 grants to support them and provide time to write. The 2020 winners are Hannah Bae (nonfiction), Mari Christmas (fiction), Yalitza Ferreras (fiction), Temim Fruchter (fiction), Elisa Gonzalez (poetry), and Charleen McClure (poetry).
The program was created "to identify and support emerging women writers of exceptional promise in recognition of the special contributions women writers make to our culture," according to the organizers. Writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are eligible.