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Man Booker Announces Shortlist

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Posted 9.10.13 by Prize Reporter

At a press conference in London this morning, the Man Booker Prize Foundation announced the shortlist for the 2013 prize. The winner, who will receive 50,000 British pounds, or approximately $75,000, will be announced October 15.

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Philadelphia Seeks Next Poet Laureate

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Posted 9.6.13 by Prize Reporter

The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is currently seeking the city’s next Poet Laureate. Applications will be accepted until September 30.

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MacArthur Increases Amount of “Genius Grants”

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Posted 9.3.13 by Prize Reporter

The Chicago–based MacArthur Foundation announced last week that it will increase the value of its annual fellowships—also known as “genius grants”—to $625,000.

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Contest Honoring Elaine Kaufman Open for Submissions

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Posted 8.27.13 by Prize Reporter

The Table 4 Writers Foundation, established in honor of New York City restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, is currently accepting submissions to its second annual writing competition, which offers five grants of $2,500 each to fiction and nonfiction writers.

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Erdrich, Fountain Among Peace Prize Finalists

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Posted 8.21.13 by Prize Reporter

After announcing earlier this month that Wendell Berry would receive the annual Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation announced yesterday the finalists for the 2013 Peace Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, given annually for books published in the previous year.

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PEN Announces Literary Award Winners

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Posted 8.16.13 by Prize Reporter

PEN American Center, the New York City–based branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights organization, has announced the winners of the 2013 PEN literary awards. 

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Wendell Berry Receives Dayton Literary Peace Prize

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Posted 8.10.13 by Prize Reporter

Wendell Berry, the Kentucky–based poet, novelist, essayist, farmer, and activist, will receive the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Submissions Open for Asymptote Translation Contest

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Posted 8.8.13 by Prize Reporter

Asymptote, an online quarterly dedicated to literary translation, is currently accepting submissions to its inaugural Close Approximations translation contest. Two emerging translators will each receive $1,000 and publication in Asymptote.

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Manchester Metropolitan Expands Literary Prize

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Posted 8.6.13 by Prize Reporter

Beginning this year, Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England, will double the amount of its international literary prizes. The Manchester Writing Competition, which originally awarded one annual prize of £10,000 to a poet or fiction writer in alternating years, will now give two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $15,350) each to a poet and a fiction writer each year.

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Submissions Open for StoryQuarterly Fiction Contest

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Posted 8.2.13 by Prize Reporter

StoryQuarterly, the literary magazine of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, is currently accepting submissions to its third annual fiction contest. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication.

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