The fall of my junior year, I took Intro to Professional Writing; the big project for the semester was to write a mock grant proposal. I chose to write a grant for a nonprofit literary journal that would publish LGBTQIA+ artists and authors and donate the proceeds. This project challenged me on multiple levels. I’d never written a paper this long, with this kind of research and in this writing style, before. Design in Microsoft Word was also something I had little experience with, and I struggled at first to make things look right. However, I dedicated a lot of time to the project, and ended up with a product I was proud of. If you’d like to take a look at the project, click the link to the PDF version below.