As a small indie publisher, The Learned Fangirl has always been committed to uplifting the voices of writers from marginalized groups.

The COVID-19 outbreak has made times especially difficult for freelance writers. Many have not been paid for outstanding invoices or no longer have work coming in for pay. We want to help in any way we can to support rent, food, utilities, and other needs.

In partnership with our nonprofit fiscal sponsor Independent Arts & Media, The Learned Fangirl has created the TLF Freelance Emergency Fund to support freelance culture writers who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Our priority is arts and culture writers who self-identify as being from a marginalized identity (ex. person of color, Indigenous, disabled, LGBTQ)

Applications for TLF Freelance Emergency Fund will open on April 3, 2020

Payments from the TLF Freelance Emergency Fund shall be distributed by The Learned Fangirl’s fiscal sponsor, Independent Arts & Media.

All information provided in the application below shall be kept confidential by The Learned Fangirl and Independent Arts & Media.


We anticipate a far greater need than this Fund will be able to accommodate. The TLF Freelance Emergency Fund is a program for and by freelance writers, and we are only able to distribute funds to those in need because of the generosity of our community. Please join other supporters who have made tax-deductible donations to support the TLF Freelance Emergency Fund.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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