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Blue Lynx Poetry Prize Deadline Extended

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Posted 5.20.13 by Prize Reporter

Independent poetry and fiction publisher Lynx House Press has extended the deadline for its seventeenth annual Blue Lynx Prize—which includes a cash award of two thousand dollars and publication for a poetry collection—to June 3.

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Texas Undergrad Wins $50,000 Literature Prize

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Posted 5.14.13 by Prize Reporter

Katherine Noble, a senior in the English Department at the University of Texas in Austin, has received the Keene Prize for Literature for her collection of poems, “Like Electrical Fire Across the Silence.” She will receive $50,000. 

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Flavorwire Launches Short Fiction Contest

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Posted 5.8.13 by Prize Reporter

In celebration of National Short Story Month, the arts and culture website Flavorwire has announced the launch of its first-ever short fiction contest. The winner will receive $500 and publication on the Flavorwire website.

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Bauhan Book Prize Open for Submissions

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Posted 5.3.13 by Prize Reporter

Bauhan Publishing is currently accepting submissions for its third annual May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. An award of one thousand dollars, publication, and one hundred author copies is given for a poetry collection.

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DeLillo Wins Inaugural Library of Congress Prize

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Posted 4.29.13 by Prize Reporter

Last week, the first annual Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction was awarded to Don DeLillo, the author of sixteen novels, including White Noise (Viking, 1985), Libra (Viking, 1988), and Underworld (Scribner, 1997) and, most recently, the short story collection The Angel Esmeralda (Scribner, 2011). 

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Deadline Approaches for Black Balloon Book Prize

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Posted 4.24.13 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for Black Balloon Publishing’s inaugural Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, an award of $5,000 and a book deal with Black Balloon given for a fiction manuscript. The deadline is May 6. 

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Submissions Open for Booth Story Prize

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Posted 4.18.13 by Prize Reporter

The Butler University–based literary magazine Booth is currently accepting short story submissions for its annual literary prize. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Booth. The deadline is May 31. 

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Adam Johnson, Sharon Olds Win Pulitzer Prizes

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Posted 4.15.13 by Prize Reporter

The Pulitzer Prize board announced the winners and finalists of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes today in New York City. Of the twenty-one categories, the prizes in letters are given annually for works published in the previous year by American authors.

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Shapiro, Shaughnessy Shortlisted for Griffin Prize

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Posted 4.11.13 by Prize Reporter

The Toronto–based Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry has announced the shortlist for its 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. Two awards of $65,000 each are given annually for poetry collections published during the preceding year, one by a poet living in Canada and another by a poet living internationally.

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Georgia Review Launches New Poetry Prize

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Posted 4.9.13 by Prize Reporter

The inaugural Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Georgia Review, is currently open for submissions. A prize of one thousand dollars and publication in the Georgia Review will be given annually for a poem. Poets may submit up to three previously unpublished poems written in English, totaling no more than ten pages, with a fifteen-dollar entry fee by May 15. The editors will judge. 

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