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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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Submissions Open for Doheny Book Award

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Posted 10.3.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the second-annual Christopher Doheny Award, sponsored by the New York City–based Center for Fiction and Audible, Inc. The award is given for a book-length manuscript of fiction or creative nonfiction on the topic of serious physical illness. The award includes a $10,000 prize, along with publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.

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Brooklyn Poet Wins Detroit Write a House Residency

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Posted 9.25.14 by Prize Reporter

Detroit’s new Write a House program has announced the winner of its inaugural writers residency, through which renovated houses in Detroit are given permanently to creative writers.

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