Magazine Articles Tagged With writing contests

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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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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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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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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