The Speculative Literature Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literary quality in speculative fiction. We accomplish that goal by encouraging promising new writers, assisting established writers, facilitating the work of quality magazines and small presses in the genre, and developing a greater public appreciation of speculative fiction.
We give grants to writers, create mentorship programs, support local chapter activities, create reading series, and develop a rich resource website (offering publishing resources, syllabi for teachers, lists for librarians, and much more)..
The Foundation was created to fill a perceived lack in the field — while there are strong genre organizations working to serve the needs of writers, there was no overarching genre arts foundation working to bring together the energies of writers, editors, readers, and academics. As well, most genre writers are unaware of the many award and grant opportunities available to mainstream and literary authors; we both facilitate awareness of such opportunities, and create new opportunities which cater specifically to the needs and concerns of the speculative literature field.