I totally forgot to include that the NEA in Poetry deadline is March 4! That’s next Thursday! And you need to go to the website RIGHT NOW. I mean right this minute, because they have some strange, annoying online submissions thing that takes a few days for you to enroll. I tried it last year and it was a caution. But once you’re enrolled you’re always enrolled, and you don’t have to go back every year to enroll again.
Here is the link to the website. Once you get on there, go to “Grants” on the right side of the page, and then hit “Apply for a Grant.” And then, you’ll see a list of categories. Yours will be “Literature.”
Next Thursday doesn’t give you much time to get your poems together and your statement. But you can do it! I believe in you.
Good luck and “bon chance” and all them good mojo things!