What We Do

Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped writers who find themselves in financial need because of medical emergencies, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. We help authors, graphic novelists, journalists, critics, essayists, poets, short story writers, dramatists, and librettists.

Many of those we help suffer health problems; some face eviction; others are older writers whose income has ceased through no fault of their own.

The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers with dignity by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. Repayment of this emergency support is not required.

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