Colorado Teen

Literature Conference


PO Box 740152

Arvada, CO 80006


Tel: (720) 432-9305



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© 2019 Colorado Teen Literature Conference 

Grant/Scholarship Applications 2020

Grants are available for adult and teen participants. All grants include conference registration ($75 for adults and $40 for students), breakfast, snacks and lunch at the Colorado Teen Literature Conference, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Colorado Teen Literature Conference will provide bus passes teen grants recipients that need and request them. 

Grant applications for the 2020 conference are currently open. 

The deadline for all grants is January 31, 2020. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by email.

Grants are awarded before general registration opens.  If you do not receive a grant you may register for the conference starting the first Monday in February.


Teen Grants

Each student may only apply for one grant; duplicate applications will result in removal from consideration. Students who have received grants in the past are not eligible.


Teen Connection Panel: Ten teens will be selected to ask authors questions for the audience. You will sit at a table in front of an audience of around 300 people and speak into a microphone to ask your questions. To prepare, you will need to read books by both authors and prepare up to 5 thoughtful questions to ask both of them.



REFORMA Colorado: Students in grades 6-12 and teens who are homeschooled are eligible to apply. Teens may self-nominate or be nominated by a teacher or librarian.  Latina/o students are encouraged to apply for the REFORMA grants.

Adult Grants


Magwitch Grant: This grant is available to adults who advocate for teens, and who are interested in Young Adult Literature and the authors who write for the teen audience. The grant is intended to assist an adult who might otherwise not be able to attend.

If you have any questions about grants please email: