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Due to COVID-19 and the extenuating situations of 2020, we launched our inaugural BIPOC microgrant opportunity in September and received an overwhelming amount of interest. We were humbled by the talent of our applicants, and the heartbreak we felt at not being able to fund all these immensely deserving creators has only strengthened our resolve to support our creative community in every way we can going forward.


This year, we are honored to announce KWAN-ANN TAN and SNEHA SUBRAMANIAN KANTA as our two microgrant winners, who will each receive $100 and the publication of their portfolio in our ISSUE II.



Kwan-Ann Tan is a Malaysian writer, a medievalist-in-training, and an occasional quartet player. You can find her at or on Twitter: @KwanAnnTan.

Read Kwan-Ann's discussion of her work on our blog here


Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a writer from Canada. She is the recipient of the inaugural Vijay Nambisan Fellowship 2019. Her work has appeared in Muzzle Magazine, Waxwing Magazine, The Puritan, The Penn Review, and elsewhere. She was the Charles Wallace writer-in-residence (2018-19) at The University of Stirling. An awardee of the GREAT scholarship, she has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from The University of Plymouth. She is the author of Ghost Tracks (Louisiana Literature Press) and founding editor of Parentheses Journal.

Read Sneha's discussion of her work on our blog here

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