from their website:
The Massachusetts Cultural Council awards grants in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to some of the most exciting and talented writers in the state. The prize has been awarded to some of the Bay State’s best-known writers including Jonathan Franzen, Robert Pinsky, Sue Miller, Tom Perrotta, and Mark Doty.
Yeah, I lived in Mass for over 3 decades and applied I don't know how many times for a grant, and they never gave me a fucking penny. They gave grants to hundreds of poets over that period, but I never even made it to finalist. You're gonna tell me I wasn't blacklisted?