ALL new scholarships for aspiring authors connected to Colorado

Calling ALL Aspiring Authors!

Would money help seed your dreams of becoming a successful author?

Would you like author and publishing mentoring from seasoned authors and publishing providers?

The Aspiring Authors Scholarships sponsored by the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame® will be awarded in September 2022 for up to five recipients. Each award will consist of cash and a mentorship. There are two basic elements: Qualification and Mentoring. Not only writing talent but professional-level commitment to authorship before, during, and after publication of their work. In addition, an extensive mentoring program will be part of the program, compulsory for each recipient, and designed to launch the author’s current project but also to provide training in editorial and marketing excellence.

Up to five $2,000 cash scholarships will be given to aspiring authors whose vision includes writing a book and having it published. Whether it’s published traditionally or independently, the new work will reach completion and be presented to readers in the public marketplace.

Scholarship applicants must be 16 years of age and beyond. The scholarships are not envisioned as an academic or certification type of program. This is a uniquely practical scholarship specifically designed for supporting time-off to write; for polishing a manuscript; for learning the craft; for getting professional mentoring; and to achieve success as an author. Therefore, recipients need to demonstrate an unusual degree of commitment, vision, and goal-setting.

Each recipient will be included in an exclusive Aspiring Author Mentor program only for scholarship holders. It lasts for 18 months following receiving the award with publishing experts to guide them through the publishing maze as the book is developed. Most authors don’t realize that book marketing starts when book writing does. What is usually termed “marketing” is an integral part of the book’s development, as our experienced mentors will demonstrate.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops and group functions designed for them to enhance their success as an author. They will include:

  • Creating their author and book platforms;
  • Editing and writing workshops to increase their skills;
  • Developing their social media infrastructure so there is a presence before the book is published;
  • Identifying specific book marketing strategies for their book;
  • Group monthly Zoom meetings; and
  • Individual monthly meetings with their primary Mentor.

For details, submission guidelines, and application form, go:

When I first published in 1981, I would have salivated to have this kind of opportunity. If you are an aspiring author … get your submission in!


Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. Often, she must roll up her writing sleeves and become a Book Doctor, juicing up storylines and author words. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 37 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book PlatformsSnappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences. 

Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged in-person and online experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are two-day intensives limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. Join Judith live for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast on the Toginet Radio Network HERE

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