Items Tagged With Asian American

Kundiman Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by an Asian American poet. The board members of Kundiman and Alice James Books will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $28 entry fee from January 15 to March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN Open Book Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a book-length work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer of color published in the United States during the previous year. Authors may be of any nationality. Publishers and agents may submit three copies of a book published in 2012 with a $50 entry fee by February 1. Fee waivers are available for small presses. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Voices Summer Writing Workshops

Posted 2.4.10

The 2013 Voices Summer Writing Workshops for writers of color, presented by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, was held from June 23 to June 29 on the University of California campus in Berkeley. The program offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 2013 faculty included poets Elmaz Abinader, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ruth Forman, David Mura; fiction writers Junot Díaz, M. Evelina Galang, Mat Johnson, Jeffrey Renard Allen; and creative nonfiction writers Faith Adiele, and Staceyann Chin. In addition, two residencies are offered annually which allowed writers individual mentorship opportunities. Tuition was $800 for the workshop, and $700 for the residency. Visit the website for more information.