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Cuban Science Fiction, Thomas Mann’s House for Sale, and More

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Frank Ocean’s literary aesthetic; beautiful libraries around the world; books in translation by women; and other news.

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Secret Libraries of History, Free Books for London Prisoners, and More

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Elizabeth Bishop’s correspondence; the physical history of the book; novels written by comic book creators; and other news.

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Silent Book Clubs, the Poetry Marathon, and More

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WNYC talks to poet Evie Shockley about her #DearPresident message; on great sentences; librarians’ top-ten September books; and other news.

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Fashion in Fiction, Kafka’s Comedy, and More

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Barnes & Noble fires CEO; Reese Witherspoon options film rights to Liane Moriarty novel; a 1972 novel’s anticipation of Brexit; and other news. 

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30 Below Contest

30 Below Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer under the age of 30. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems of any length or up to 15,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee between September 9 and November 9. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bechtel Prize

Bechtel Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Teachers & Writers Magazine is given annually for an essay that relates to creative writing education or literary studies. Susan Orlean will judge. Submit an essay of up to 3,500 words with a $20 entry fee by July 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 Canadian (approximately $780) and publication in Malahat Review is given annually for an essay. Submit an essay of 2,000 to 3,000 words with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Malahat Review, by August 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction is given quarterly for an essay. The theme for the Winter 2017 issue is "Joy." The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($25 to receive a subscription to Creative Nonfiction) by May 16. There is no entry fee for subscribers. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an essay. Hybrid elements and unique textual, formal, or visual elements are encouraged, but not required. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker will judge. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $17 entry fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fall Story Contest

Fall Story Contest

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $23 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fellowship Competition

Fellowship Competition

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Quarterly West are given annually for a group of poems, a short story or a novel excerpt, and an essay. The winners also receive tuition to attend the Writers at Work Conference in Alta, Utah, in June. Writers who have not published a book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Tarfia Faizullah will judge in poetry, Peter Ho Davies will judge in fiction, and Kerry Howley will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to six poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book translated from German into English published in the United States during the previous year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the award ceremony in Chicago. Publishers may submit six copies of a poetry collection, a short story collection, a novel, a novella, or an essay collection published in 2013 by January 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lamar York Prizes

Lamar York Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Tayari Jones will judge in fiction; Dinty W. Moore will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Life Lessons Essay Contest

Life Lessons Essay Contest

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Real Simple is given annually for an essay on a theme. A second-place prize of $750 and a third-place prize of $500 are also given. The theme this year is "What was the most dramatic change you ever had to make?" The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 1,500 words by September 19. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Literary Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Pinch are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Alex Lemon will judge in poetry, Leslie Pietrzyk will judge in fiction, and Nicole Hardy will judge in nonfiction. Submit up to three poems of any length or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry) by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Literary Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry is given for a poem or group of poems; Daniel Tobin will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; Sybil Baker will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Joy Castro will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.