This writing competition is for older writers 18 years and up. I know this site is aimed at younger writers but I can’t forget my writers who are 18 years and up. Yes, this is another resource I found on Funds for Writers. This site is worth checking out.
LUMINARTS CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM https://luminarts.submittable.com/submit/23823 — Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a degree program, and live within 150 miles of the Union League Club of Chicago. While applicants may reapply to Luminarts programs every year, they are only eligible to receive the award once. However, once designated a Luminarts Fellow you are eligible to apply for a project grant through the Foundation. The Chicago-based organization recognizes the talents of emerging writers and awards five grants of $5,000 to each writer of poetry or prose. Deadline June 1, 2014.