G&A: The Contest Blog

Tell It Strange Essay & Story Contest Deadline Approaches

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Posted 5.9.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the Tell it Strange Essay & Story Contest, sponsored by the Gotham Writers’ Workshop and the Writer. The winner will receive $1,000, publication in the Writer, and tuition valued at $445 to take a class through the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City or online.

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Nathaniel Mackey Wins Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

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Posted 5.8.14 by Prize Reporter

The Poetry Foundation announced yesterday that Nathaniel Mackey has won the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The annual $100,000 prize honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement.

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Winners on Winning: Christopher Salerno

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Posted 5.7.14 by Prize Reporter

For the fourth installment of our ongoing Winners on Winning series, we spoke with poet Christopher Salerno, who was chosen by D. A. Powell as the winner of the 2013 Georgetown Review Poetry Contest for his collection ATM. He received $1,000, and his book was published in March by Georgetown Review Press.

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Deadline Approaches for the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize

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Posted 5.2.14 by Prize Reporter

The American Poetry Review is currently accepting submissions for the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for Younger Poets. The annual prize is given for a poem or group of poems written by a poet under 40. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the September/October 2014 issue of the American Poetry Review.

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Winners on Winning: Dexter L. Booth

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Posted 4.30.14 by Prize Reporter

For the third installment in our weekly Winners on Winning series, we spoke with poet Dexter L. Booth, who was selected by Major Jackson as the winner of the 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his collection, Scratching the Ghost, which was published in 2013 by Graywolf Press.

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Deadline Approaches for Paris Review Writer-in-Residence

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Posted 4.25.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the Paris Review's Writer-in-Residence program. Cosponsored by the Standard’s East Village hotel in New York City, the three-week residency, valued at $7,500, is given to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer with a book under contract.

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Winners on Winning: Denice Frohman

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Posted 4.23.14 by Prize Reporter

For the second installment in our weekly Winners on Winning series, we spoke with poet Denice Frohman, who won a 2012 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. The annual award gives an unrestricted $15,000 to women and transsexual, transgender, and genderqueer artists living in the Philadelphia area who create art for social change.

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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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