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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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Ansel Elkins Wins Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize

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Posted 3.5.14 by Prize Reporter

Ansel Elkins of Greensboro, North Carolina, has been named the winner of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. Her collection, Blue Yodel, will be published by Yale University Press in April 2014. She will also receive one of five writing fellowships at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut.

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L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

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Posted 2.27.14 by Prize Reporter

The finalists for the thirty-fourth annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which are awarded in ten categories, were announced last week.

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Vela Magazine Launches Nonfiction Contest for Women

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Posted 2.19.14 by Prize Reporter

Vela Magazine, an online journal that publishes works of nonfiction written by women and inspired by travel, has launched its inaugural nonfiction contest for women. The winner will receive $500 and publication. The deadline is March 31; there is no entry fee.  

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Deadline Approaches for South Carolina First Novel Prize

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Posted 2.11.14 by Prize Reporter

The biennial South Carolina First Novel Prize, sponsored by Hub City Press and the South Carolina Arts Commission, is currently open for submissions. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and national distribution for a first novel.

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New Memoir Contest Open to Writers Over Fifty

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Posted 2.5.14 by Prize Reporter

The Huffington Post, the AARP, and Simon & Schuster have teamed up to launch a new memoir contest for writers over the age of fifty. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster.

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