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Griffin Poetry Prize Winners Announced

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Posted 6.3.16 by Prize Reporter

Poets Norman Dubie and Liz Howard have won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prizes, given annually for books of poetry published in or translated into English in the previous year. They each received $65,000 Canadian (approximately $50,000). Alice Oswald, Tracy K. Smith, and Adam Sol judged.

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Upcoming June Contest Deadlines

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Posted 6.2.16 by Prize Reporter

Planning to submit to writing contests this summer? Here are several contests in poetry and prose with an application deadline of June 15. Each prize offers at least $1,000 and publication.

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End of May Contest Roundup

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Posted 5.25.16 by Prize Reporter

As the month of May winds down, the deadlines for several book contests in poetry and fiction are quickly approaching. Each prize compiled below offers at least $1,000 and publication of the winning manuscript.

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Northwestern University Launches Translation Prize

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Posted 5.20.16 by Prize Reporter

Northwestern University Press (NUP) and the university’s Global Humanities Initiative have launched the $5,000 Global Humanities Translation Prize for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text. Northwestern University Press will publish the winning manuscript.

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Han Kang Wins Man Booker International Prize

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Posted 5.17.16 by Prize Reporter

South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel The Vegetarian. The £50,000 prize, announced on Monday at a ceremony in London, will be split between the author and her translator, Deborah Smith. This is the first year that the prize was given for a single work of fiction, and was open to writers of any language whose books have been translated into English.

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Ed Roberson Wins Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

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Posted 5.11.16 by Prize Reporter

The Poetry Foundation announced today that Ed Roberson has won the 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The annual award of $100,000 honors the outstanding lifetime achievement of a living U.S. poet.

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Deadline Approaches for Little Bird Writing Contest

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Posted 5.9.16 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the Little Bird Writing Prize,  given each spring for a short story. The winner will receive an award of $1,000 and publication in the annual short fiction anthology Little Bird Stories. A first and second runner-up will each receive $250, as well as publication in the anthology. Writer Lisa Moore will judge.

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Deadline Approaches for BOMB’s Poetry Contest

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Posted 5.3.16 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the BOMB magazine poetry prize, which is given biennially for a group of poems. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in BOMB magazine. Bhanu Kapil will judge.

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Andrea Barrett Wins Rea Award

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Posted 4.29.16 by Prize Reporter

The Dungannon Foundation announced yesterday that Andrea Barrett is the winner of the 2015 Rea Award for the Short Story, which honors a U.S. or Canadian writer who has made a “significant contribution to the discipline of the short story as an art form.” Barrett will receive $30,000.

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Joy Williams Wins PEN/Malamud Award

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Posted 4.27.16 by Prize Reporter

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced today that Joy Williams has won the 2016 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. The annual award of $5,000 “recognizes a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction.”

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