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Winners on Winning: Rebecca Dunham

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Posted 4.16.14 by Prize Reporter

In conjunction with the new May/June 2014 Writing Contests issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, we are excited to introduce Winners on Winning, a new regular feature in which we will talk to recent winners of writing prizes, grants, and fellowships who will share their experiences on how winning—and losing—has affected their careers.

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Donna Tartt, Vijay Seshadri Win Pulitzer Prizes

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Posted 4.14.14 by Prize Reporter

Today in New York City, the Pulitzer Prize board announced the winners and finalists of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes. Of the twenty-one prize categories, awards in letters are given annually for works published in the previous year by American writers.

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Griffin Prize Shortlist Announced

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Posted 4.11.14 by Prize Reporter

The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry announced the shortlist for its 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize on Tuesday. Two awards of $65,000 CAD (approximately $59,253) each are given annually for poetry collections published during the previous year, one by a poet living in Canada and another by a poet living internationally.

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Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

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Posted 4.8.14 by Prize Reporter

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, formerly the Orange Prize, has announced the shortlist for its 2014 award. Now in its nineteenth year, the £30,000 (approximately $50,000) London-based prize is given to a woman writer from any country for a novel written in English and published in the previous year.

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Karen Joy Fowler Wins PEN/Faulkner Award

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Posted 4.2.14 by Prize Reporter

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced today that Karen Joy Fowler has won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. The $15,000 prize honors a book of fiction by an American author published in the previous year.

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Deadline Approaches for A Room of Her Own Foundation Book Prizes

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Posted 3.26.14 by Prize Reporter

A Room of Her Own Foundation is currently accepting submissions to its annual book prizes for women writers. The To the Lighthouse Poetry Book Prize is given annually for a poetry collection; the inaugural Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize will be given annually for a book of “everything but poetry.” The winner of each prize will receive $1,000, publication by Red Hen Press, and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to promote the book. The deadline is next Tuesday, April 1.

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A Public Space Launches Emerging Writer Fellowships

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Posted 3.21.14 by Prize Reporter

Brooklyn-based literary magazine and publisher A Public Space has announced a new international Emerging Writer Fellowship program for fiction and nonfiction writers. Three winners will receive $1,000, publication in the magazine, and a six-month mentorship with an established author.

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Frank Bidart, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

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Posted 3.14.14 by Prize Reporter

Last night, during a ceremony at the New School in New York City, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its book awards for publishing year 2013.

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Weaver, Harvey Win Tufts Poetry Awards

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Posted 3.12.14 by Prize Reporter

Claremont Graduate University announced today that Afaa Michael Weaver of Somerville, Massachusetts, has won the annual $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book The Government of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press). The award, given annually to a midcareer poet, is one of the largest monetary poetry prizes in the United States.

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George Saunders Wins Story Prize

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Posted 3.6.14 by Prize Reporter

Last night in New York City, George Saunders took home the 2014 Story Prize for his collection Tenth of December. The coveted $20,000 award, now in its tenth year, honors short story collections published in the previous year.

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