A couple weeks ago, I found out about the Asian Festival of Children's Content. In connection with this event is the Ken Spillman Subsidy. Basically it's a grant that can help an author attend the festival.
I sent in my application and promptly forgot about it because of the deluge of manuscript editing that came my way. Well, this afternoon I got a call from a number I didn't recognize. Ten seconds after answering, I was basically OMG-ing my way through every question the caller asked me. It felt like winning the lottery. Seriously.
Below is the letter they sent me.
I'm grinning from ear to ear. I finally get to attend my very first conference. *happy dance*