Crowdfunding continues to be a viable way to get independent projects funded, whether for literary journals, publishers, or individuals. Kickstarter alone has helped artists produce numerous projects in the book world
The key to receiving grants is to apply for them steadily, plus the funding you seek should be tied to a purpose. But don’t expect them to equate to a full-time living. Most writers who receive funding have full-time or several part-time jobs that keep them above water.