The program supports Ontario writers in the creation of new work and creates and strengthens connections between Ontario writers, publishers, and literary organizations.
This is a third-party recommender program. Applications are made to and funding recommendations are made by the publishers and organizations designated as recommenders for the program.
Grants made from this program are made by OAC. Recommenders may not award grants in lieu of payment or impose conditions on applicants or grant recipients. See “About recommender grants” under “Program-specific definitions” below for more information.
Each recommender may identify priority applicants or areas of activity; see recommender information when the program is active.
This program runs from September 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Recommenders will set their own schedules for review of applications.
You may receive more than one grant from this program in a program year, towards one project or for different projects. You may receive recommendations from more than one recommender in the same year.
Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
You must be an Ontario resident with a permanent physical address in Ontario and have a recent professional publishing history with:
More about eligibility for OAC's project programs
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
Important: You cannot apply to this program if you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program.
Use this form-fillable PDF to submit final reports on grants awarded through Writers' Reserve prior to February 28, 2017. Please do not use this final report form for the current Recommender Grants for Writers program (September 1st 2017 –January 31st 2018 deadline).
Final reports for all grants awarded after April 1, 2017 are submitted through NOVA.