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Story Prize Finalists Announced

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Posted 1.13.14 by Prize Reporter

The finalists were announced today for the tenth-annual Story Prize, an award given for a short story collection published in the previous year. The winner will receive $20,000.

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Submissions Open for Disquiet Prize

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Posted 1.10.14 by Prize Reporter

Sponsored by Dzanc Books, the annual DISQUIET Literary Prize in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction is currently open for submissions. A winner in each category will receive publication in a participating literary journal, and one grand-prize winner will receive airfare, accommodations, and tuition—a prize worth approximately $5,000—to attend the fourth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, this summer.

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Newly Revived December Magazine Launches Literary Awards

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Posted 1.2.14 by Prize Reporter

First founded in Iowa City in 1958, December, the storied literary magazine resurrected last month after being shuttered for nearly three decades, is currently considering submissions for its first annual literary awards.

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Sonora Review Poetry Contest Open for Submissions

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Posted 12.19.13 by Prize Reporter

The Sonora Review is currently accepting submissions to its annual poetry contest, given for a poem or group of poems. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication in Sonora Review. The deadline is February 14.

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PEN Extends Bellwether Novel Prize Deadline

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Posted 12.13.13 by Prize Reporter

PEN American Center has extended the deadline for the 2014 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, a biennial award of $25,000 given for an unpublished novel that “addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships.” The new deadline is January 15.

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Poetry Foundation Launches New Criticism Prize

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Posted 12.10.13 by Prize Reporter

The Chicago–based Poetry Foundation has established a new annual award for poetry criticism. The $7,500 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism will honor book-length works of criticism published in the previous year, including biographies, essay collections, and critical works that consider the subject of poetry or poets.

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National Poetry Series Faces Possible Closure

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Posted 12.5.13 by Prize Reporter

The National Poetry Series (NPS), the Princeton, New Jersey–based nonprofit organization that has helped publish early books by poets such as Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, and Terrance Hayes, may be at risk of closing.

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Fourteen Hills Launches Stacy Doris Poetry Award

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Posted 12.2.13 by Prize Reporter

The Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, a new prize established by the San Francisco State University–based Fourteen Hills Press, will be given for a poem with a “truly inventive spirit.” The winner will receive five hundred dollars and publication in Fourteen Hills. The deadline is January 1.

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Deadline Approaches for Fence Poetry Prize for Women

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Posted 11.26.13 by Prize Reporter

The Fence Books Ottoline Prize—given for a poetry collection by a woman writing in English who has published at least one previous book of poetry—includes a $5,000 cash prize and publication by Fence Books. The deadline is November 30.

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James McBride Wins National Book Award

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Posted 11.21.13 by Prize Reporter

Last night at a ceremony in New York City, James McBride received the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird, published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, this past August.

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