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The Speculative Literature Foundation is looking for volunteer jurors willing to read roughly 10-15 applications each (a few pages, along with a writing sample up to 10,000 words), over the space of about a month for the Gulliver Travel Research Grant. (You would be joining other jurors already working for the grant.) One writer will be awarded $800 for the travel grant to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses to assist in speculative literature research for their work.

Jurors should enjoy reading and/or writing science fiction and fantasy, and be capable of judging literary quality in a work. If interested, please send a brief note to with the subject line: JUROR. Include a paragraph or so on what your qualifying background would be to serve as a juror. Please note: the SLF is currently entirely volunteer-staffed, so jurors won’t be paid; all of our funds go directly to program support. However, you would be doing a service to the field of speculative literature, and you can, of course, list this volunteer work on your resumes and c.v.’s.