Archive May 2013

National Book Critics Circle Launches First Book Award

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Posted 5.29.13 by Prize Reporter

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) has announced the creation of the John Leonard Award, a new prize honoring a first book of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, biography, criticism, or autobiography. The recipient of the award—who will be selected by the NBCC’s member critics and editors—will be announced at the annual NBCC awards ceremony in early 2014.

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Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize

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Posted 5.23.13 by Prize Reporter

American author Lydia Davis has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize. The award, worth £60,000 (approximately $90,000), was presented to Davis yesterday at an awards ceremony in London. 

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Blue Lynx Poetry Prize Deadline Extended

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Posted 5.20.13 by Prize Reporter

Independent poetry and fiction publisher Lynx House Press has extended the deadline for its seventeenth annual Blue Lynx Prize—which includes a cash award of two thousand dollars and publication for a poetry collection—to June 3.

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Texas Undergrad Wins $50,000 Literature Prize

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Posted 5.14.13 by Prize Reporter

Katherine Noble, a senior in the English Department at the University of Texas in Austin, has received the Keene Prize for Literature for her collection of poems, “Like Electrical Fire Across the Silence.” She will receive $50,000. 

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Flavorwire Launches Short Fiction Contest

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Posted 5.8.13 by Prize Reporter

In celebration of National Short Story Month, the arts and culture website Flavorwire has announced the launch of its first-ever short fiction contest. The winner will receive $500 and publication on the Flavorwire website.

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Bauhan Book Prize Open for Submissions

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Posted 5.3.13 by Prize Reporter

Bauhan Publishing is currently accepting submissions for its third annual May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. An award of one thousand dollars, publication, and one hundred author copies is given for a poetry collection.

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