Archive July 2012

New Magazine Launches Morton Marcus Poetry Prize

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Posted 7.31.12 by Prize Reporter

Phren-Z, a new online literary magazine based in Santa Cruz, California, is currently accepting submissions for the first annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest.

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Man Booker Prize Announces Longlist

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Posted 7.26.12 by Prize Reporter

The much anticipated longlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize—the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary award, given annually for a novel—was announced yesterday. Unlike previous years, when more established novelists comprised the longlist, many of this year's twelve contenders are emerging authors. Four of the titles are debuts, and three were published by small, independent presses.

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Former Orange Prize for Fiction to Announce New Sponsor

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Posted 7.24.12 by Prize Reporter

This past May it was announced that the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction would no longer be sponsored by its longtime partner, the telecommunications company Orange. Over the weekend, the prize’s cofounder and honorary director, novelist Kate Mosse, announced that a new sponsor for the prize would soon be selected.

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2012 Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize Winner Announced

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Posted 7.19.12 by Prize Reporter

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University in Belfast has announced the winner of the third annual Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry.

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Hurston/Wright Foundation Announces Nominees for 2012 Legacy Award

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Posted 7.17.12 by Prize Reporter

Last week, the Hurston/Wright Foundation announced the nominees for the eleventh annual Legacy Awards, given to writers of African descent for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year.

The 2012 nominees in poetry are Aracelis Girmay for Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions), Evie Shockley for The New Black (Wesleyan University Press), and Tracy K. Smith for Life on Mars (Graywolf).

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Gulf Coast Sponsors Fifth Annual Barthelme Prize

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Posted 7.12.12 by Prize Reporter

The 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose sponsored by Gulf Coast magazine, is currently accepting submissions. Ander Monson, editor of the literary journal DIAGRAM and New Michigan Press, whose most recent books include Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf, 2010) and The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010) will judge.

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Michael Cunningham Discusses the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

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Posted 7.10.12 by Prize Reporter

This past April the Pulitzer Prize board rocked the literary world when it failed to select a winner for the annual fiction prize.

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New Millennium Extends Summer Contest Deadline

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Posted 7.5.12 by Prize Reporter

New Millennium Writings has extended its Summer Contest deadline to July 31. A prize of $1,000 and publication both in print and online will be given for a poem, a short story, a short-short story, and an essay.

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Announces 2012 Fellows

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Posted 7.3.12 by Prize Reporter

Philadelphia’s Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has announced the recipients of the 2012 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Thirteen artists from the Philadelphia area, including two poets, will each receive a $60,000 grant.

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