Young Writers Scholarship

Lions Mountain Literary Scholarship for Young Writers

(formerly the Tan Seagull Scholarship)

If you are interested in financially contributing to the the LML Scholarship for Young Writers, click here.

The Awards

Since the 2021 conference is virtual, this year we are offering up to TEN full 3-Day SiWC 2021 conference packages. And again this year, open to young writers world-wide!

  • Includes full weekend virtual event. 
  • Value: $329.00

Eligibility Criteria & Conditions

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 22 years in 2021.
  • Applicants for this award must submit:
    • a completed application form
    • up to three stories, poems, or chapters of a longer work for consideration [Show us your creativity!] double-spaced, 12pt font.
    • a 500 word biographical letter outlining interest in attending the conference, future writing aspirations and goals, double spaced, 12 pt font.
    • a scanned copy of a verifiable proof of age [current student card, driver’s license, birth certificate, passport etc.]
    • application letters to be submitted by email to with documents attached in either .docx, .jpg or .pdf format
    • Family members of the SiWC board or staff may not apply.
    • Recipients must agree to have their names and photographs published in conjunction with the award and with any promotion of the award.
    • This award is not transferable. If a successful applicant is unable to attend the conference for any reason, they are required to contact the awards committee immediately. They are welcome to reapply in subsequent years.
    • There is no cost to apply for this award.
    • Prizes must be accepted as awarded. Award committee decisions are final.
    • Apply to

Click here for Application Form.

Application deadline: September 15, 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified by September 30, 2021.  Good luck – This Day We Write!!!