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Descent by Tim Johnston

Posted 12.16.14

Tim Johnston reads an excerpt from his novel Descent, published in January by Algonquin Books.

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Indie Editor Roundtable: Washington, D.C. 2014

Posted 11.25.14

Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks with the editors of five independent presses about the kind of work they look to publish, the relationships they cultivate with their authors, and the balance between publishing traditional work and developing new and innovative ideas for both print and digital literature. Panelists include Abigail Beckel of Rose Metal Press, Robert Giron of Gival Press, Andy Hunter of Black Balloon Publishing, Kimberly Steele of Augury Books, and Kathleen Wheaton of Washington Writers' Publishing House.

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Editors & Authors: Washington, D.C. 2014

Posted 11.14.14

Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, leads a conversation with editors Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press and Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books and authors Jeffrey Yang and Amy Rowland about what it means to be published by an independent press, the author-editor relationship, and how they work together to reach readers.

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Borges’s Radio Dialogues, Samuel Johnson Nonfiction Prize Announced, and More

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Online Only, posted 11.5.14

Lena Dunham apologizes for memoir controversy; fan fiction’s six-figure publishing deals; “books that inspired the world”; and other news.

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Award Series

Award Series

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Crystal Williams will judge, and University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Nahid Rachlin will judge, and University of Massachusetts Press will be the publisher. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Paul Harding will judge, and New Issues Poetry & Prose will be the publisher. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Lia Purpura will judge, and University of Georgia Press will be the publisher. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members). Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Big Moose Prize

Big Moose Prize

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a novel. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 90 to 1,000 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Book Awards

Book Awards

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a novel or short story collection. The editors will judge. Submit up to 70 pages of poetry or a fiction manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Book Awards

Book Awards

Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers may submit two copies of books published in 2014 by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Calvino Prize

Calvino Prize

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Salt Hill Journal is given annually for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. The winner, if he or she resides in the 48 contiguous states or Washington, D.C., will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in February 2015. Robert Coover will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 25 pages of a short story, a short story collection, a novel, or a novella with a $25 entry fee by October 14. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a short story collection, a novella or novella collection, or a novel. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Stacey Levine will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length, a brief bio, and a list of three previously published books of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October 2015 are given annually for a poetry collection, a novel or a collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2014 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Doris Bakwin Award

Doris Bakwin Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a short story collection, a novel, or a memoir by a woman. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Eludia Award

Eludia Award

A prize of $1,000, publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and 10 author copies is given annually for a first novel or short story collection by a woman over the age of 40 who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a manuscript of any length with a synopsis, biography, résumé, and $25 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ernest J. Gaines Award

Ernest J. Gaines Award

A prize of $10,000 is given annually to an African American author for a book of fiction published during the previous year. Thomas Beller, Anthony Grooms, Phillip Lopate, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers will judge. Submit 10 copies of a short story collection, a novel, or a novella published in 2012 by April 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Fellowship Competition

Fellowship Competition

Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a group of poems, a short story or a novel excerpt, and an essay. The winners will also be published in Quarterly West and will receive tuition to attend the Writers at Work Conference in Salt Lake City in June. Writers who have not published a book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Alison H. Deming will judge in poetry, Ann Hood will judge in fiction, and Judith Barrington 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.

Fiction Award

Fiction Award

A prize of $2,500, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 author copies is given biennially for a short story collection or novel. Phong Nguyen will judge. Submit a manuscript of 120 to 500 pages with a $40 entry fee by May 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.