Corporeal Voices

Corporeal Voices is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing direct resources to writers for their artistic labor and voice.

The Voice is a Muscle Annual Grant for oregon writers:

Each year The Voice is a Muscle awards a $10,000.00 grant to an Oregon writer, to be distributed in two payments over the course of a year.  

We are dedicated to amplifying artistic voices by extending direct financial resources to writers. Your artistic labor is important and urgently needed.  Art is the counter voice to cultural repression. Writers matter. 

We understand making art as vital social labor, rather than market-driven product. Because in times of crisis, artists and writers must never choose silence. And because money should not be a wall in front of truth.

Corporeal Voices is dedicated to recognizing the voices, bodies and lives of writers as socially vital to society. We are committed to non-hierarchical collaborations, to the body as a site of resistance and resilience, to new forms of storytelling, and to new relationships to the planet and to one another.

The 2017 grant is dedicated to: THE VOICES OF LGBTQ people

submission period: 9/1/17 - 11/1/17

If you are a LGBTQ writer living in Oregon, submit up to 20 double-spaced pages of writing in any and all forms. We no longer define writing the way the market does. We define writing on our own terms. By and through the body. Yes, LGBTQ includes non-gender binary and queer. In fact, maybe you should be defining your own sexuality for a change. We're listening with our whole bodies. We'll shout your story to the world.

We are particularly interested in writing that amplifies the lives and bodies of LGBTQ people. Your truths. Your questions. We are fond of writing that agitates or shakes loose the status quo. We are particularly interested in writing that wakes people up. We are particularly not interested in writing meant to entertain, lull someone to sleep, or escape.

Deadline for submission is November 1, 2017.  Grant recipient will be notified by December 25, 2017. Grant recipient will be selected by the Corporeal Voices Foundation Editorial Board. 

Students enrolled in academic programs are not eligible for this grant; this grant is dedicated to the labor of writing outside of academia. 

Employees, volunteers and contractors of Corporeal Writing are not eligible for this grant. But we love you. Hard core.

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CORPOREAL VOICES is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, started by, but not affiliated with, Corporeal Writing.