Magazine Articles Tagged With writing contests

Anatomy of Awards: The Numbers Behind Grants & Awards

by Melissa Faliveno and Tara Jayakar

Special Section

Posted 4.19.16

May/June 2016

As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings, highlighting the total amount of prize money given each year, the average cost of entry, types of sponsoring organizations, and more.

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Q&A: ALTA’s Erica Mena Talks Translation

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

The American Literary Translators Association’s executive director discusses the organization’s new administration of the Cliff Becker Book Prize—the only U.S. award that offers publication to a full-length book of poetry translated into English—and the importance of awarding fellowships to emerging translators.

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More Than Just Money: Arts Organizations Offering Prizes More Valuable Than Cash

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 4.13.16

Michael Bourne

In our special section on writing contests, we take a look at three literary organizations offering prizes that include more than just cash—including time and space to write, career development, and more.

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Narrowing the Field: Twenty-Five First-Book Contests

by Dana Isokawa

Special Section

Posted 4.13.16

Dana Isokawa

Information about twenty-five first-book contests for poets and fiction writers ready to submit their manuscripts.

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NaNoWriMo Begins, T. S. Eliot’s Forgotten Cat Poem, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.2.15

Jorie Graham’s modernist poetry; Amazon Publishing launches poetry contest; James Franco narrates Vonnegut audiobook; and other news.

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The Judges

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 4.15.15

Staff

Nine frequent contest judges—who also happen to be some of the most productive writers and editors working today—offer advice and insight about what they look for in entries, how they winnow the piles, and what it takes to win.

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Winners on Winning (and Losing)

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 4.15.15

Staff

A breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards section, including the total amount of prize money given each year, the cost of entry, and how writing contests have changed over the past ten years.

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The Aha! Moment: 2014 Gulf Coast Nonfiction judge John D'Agata

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 4.15.15

Michael Bourne

What first struck John D’Agata as a flaw in Noam Dorr’s essay, “Love Drones,” turns out to be a strength that sets it apart, a big factor in D’Agata’s decision to select the piece as winner of the 2014 Gulf Coast Nonfiction prize.

 

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Anatomy of Awards: A Decade of Writing Contests

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

A breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards section, including the total amount of prize money given each year, the cost of entry, and how writing contests have changed over the past ten years.

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National Poetry Series Ups the Ante

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

With help from the Lannan Foundation, one of America’s most prestigious poetry prizes has survived the threat of shutting its doors, instead increasing its monetary award tenfold.

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