Magazine Articles Tagged With writing contests

Yale Receives Grant for Poetry Chair, Contest Judge on Poetry's "Irrelevance," and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.2.14

Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.

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96 Free Contests: Big Prizes, Zero Cost

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 5.1.14

Staff

More than 475 awards worth over $4,544,505 are available with no entry fees to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers this year.

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Opportunities Overseas: Considering Contests in Other Countries

by Maya C. Popa

Special Section

Posted 5.1.14

Maya C. Popa

A poet seeks out the plentiful—and often profitable—foreign prizes open to American writers.

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Winners on Winning (and Losing)

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 5.1.14

Staff

Six winners of recent writing contests in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction share the ways that winning has changed their lives and work, and how previous losses have paved the way to success.

 

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The Aha! Moment: Carl Phillips, Judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 5.1.14

Michael Bourne

The current judge for America’s oldest and most prestigious first-book prize for poets discusses his encounter with the poems from Blue Yodel, Ansel Elkins’s 2014 prize-winning collection, which will be published next year by Yale University Press. 

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Anatomy of Awards

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

An in-depth look at the numbers behind the grants and awards given to writers in 2013.

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Jack Handy Tackles Humor and Hawaii, Backwards Poetry, Roger Ebert’s London, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.12.13

Deep Thoughts humorist pens novel about Hawaii; the art of reading poetry backwards; Roger Ebert lives on in London; the pitfalls of marrying a writer; and other news.

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The Smart Approach to Contest Submissions

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Here are seven strategies for a more efficient (and hopefully more effective) process of submitting your work to contests.

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The Anatomy of Awards

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

The 844 poets, writers, and translators listed in the Grants & Awards section of the magazine in 2012 won a total of $9,595,066. In this feature we take a closer look at the winners.

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The Economics of Competition: A Look at Contest Budgets

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 4.30.12

May/June 2012

Organizers of writing contests are, perhaps not suprisingly, wary of publicizing details of their budgets, but the organizers of three contest programs offered to share the numbers behind their 2011 contests as part of contributing editor Michael Bourne's “The Economics of Competition,” which serves as the centerpiece of the current issue’s special section on the risks and rewards of writing contests.

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