Conference Scholarships 2022 | Funding Opps for HippoCamp

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Hippocampus Magazine is pleased to announce that it’s offering an increased number of scholarships to HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers this year, including three donor-supported (two of which are new this year.

HippoCamp 2022 is an in-person conference, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 in Lancaster, PA. All conference scholarships cover full registration and entrance into a pre-conference workshop; the Friends and WOC scholarships also include a $200 travel stipend. The 2022 conference funding opportunities are:

  • Friends of Hippocampus Scholarship – open to all writers, two available
  • Writers of Color Scholarship – open to all writers of color, three awards available
  • Jean Snow Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Athena Dixon) – open to unpublished writers of color
  • Work Hard, Not Smart Neurodiversity Scholarship (new this year, sponsored by Alexis Paige) – open to all neurodiverse writers
  • The Brief Encounters Scholarship for Flash Writers (new this year, sponsored by Rae Pagliarulo and Aisha Wiley) – open to all writers of flash creative nonfiction

The deadline to apply to all conference scholarships is June 15. Get full details and find a link to each application here.

About HippoCamp: Now in its seventh year, HippoCamp is a three-day, for-attendees-by-attendees writing conference focused exclusively on creative nonfiction. The event features breakout sessions, readings, meals and social events, and a keynote/reading/signing from Carmen Maria Machado, author of the acclaimed memoir In the Dream House.

For questions about the scholarships or the conference in general, email

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