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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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Deadline Approaches for Payton James Freeman Essay Prize

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Posted 9.24.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the inaugural Payton James Freeman Essay Prize, cosponsored by the Freeman family and Drake University’s English department. The prize will be given for an essay on a theme. The winner will receive $500 and publication in the Rumpus, and will be invited to read at Drake University in Des Moines in February 2015.

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Robinson, Powers Top National Book Award Fiction Longlist

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Posted 9.18.14 by Prize Reporter

The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction has been announced. The list represents a notable range of emerging and established writers, including such heavy-hitters as Richard Powers (who won the award in 2006) and Pulitzer Prize winners Marilynne Robinson and Jane Smiley, alongside debut novelist and Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, and Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, who were both nominated for debut story collections.

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