G&A: The Contest Blog

Tiphanie Yanique Wins Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

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Posted 12.10.14 by Prize Reporter

At their annual benefit and awards dinner held last night in New York City, the Center for Fiction announced Tiphanie Yanique as the winner of the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Yanique, who won for her debut novel, Land of Love and Drowning (Riverhead Books, 2014), will receive $10,000. The annual prize is given for a debut novel published in the previous year.

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Deadline Approaches for Travel Writing Contest

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Posted 12.5.14 by Prize Reporter

After hosting its first writing contest last spring, the literary travel magazine Nowhere is currently accepting submissions to its inaugural Fall Travel Writing Contest. Both fiction and nonfiction entries are eligible. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication.

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Deadline Approaches for InkTears Short Story Competition

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Posted 11.21.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are open for the sixth annual InkTears Short Story Prize, given for a short story. The winner will receive £1,000 (approximately $1,500), and his or her story will be e-mailed to the InkTears readership.

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Glück, Klay Win National Book Awards

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Posted 11.19.14 by Prize Reporter

At a ceremony Thursday night in New York City, the winners of the 2014 National Book Awards were announced. The awards, now in their sixty-fifth year, are given annually for books published in the previous year in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature.

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Deadline Approaches for Table 4 Writers Grants

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Posted 11.4.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are open for the Table 4 Writers Foundation’s third annual grants, given annually to fiction and nonfiction writers over the age of twenty-one. The winner will receive $5,000 and two runner-ups will each receive $2,500.

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Deadline Approaches for the Madison Review Prizes

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Posted 10.27.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the Madison Review’s Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction. The prizes are given annually for a trio of poems and a short story. Each winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Madison Review.

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Inaugural Winners of Kirkus Prize Announced

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Posted 10.24.14 by Prize Reporter

Kirkus Reviews has announced the winners of its inaugural Kirkus Prize. Established this year to celebrate the eighty-first anniversary of Kirkus Reviews, the $50,000 prizes will be given annually for a book of fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature published in the previous year.

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Rankine, Robinson Top National Book Award Shortlists

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Posted 10.15.14 by Prize Reporter

The National Book Foundation has announced the shortlists for its 2014 National Book Awards. The finalists in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people's literature were announced this morning on NPR’s Morning Edition by Mitchell Kaplan, cofounder of Miami Book Fair International and former president of the American Booksellers Association. 

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Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize

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Posted 10.14.14 by Prize Reporter

Australian author Richard Flanagan has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan, fifty-three, was presented with the award by the Duchess of Cornwall at a ceremony this evening at London's Guildhall. He receives £50,000, or approximately $80,000.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize

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Posted 10.9.14 by Prize Reporter

French novelist Patrick Modiano of Paris has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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