Items Tagged With book awards

Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

A prize of £3,000 (approximately $4,713) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. Translations of Arabic works of poetry or fiction originally published during or after 1967 are eligible. Publishers may submit five copies of a book published between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, with three copies of the original work by February 28. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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.

Poetry Book Award

Poetry Book Award

A prize of $1,200, publication by Main Street Rag, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The editors and previous winners will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $25 entry fee ($27 for electronic submissions) by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Open Competition

Open Competition

Five prizes of $10,000 each and publication by participating trade, university, or small press publishers are given annually for poetry collections. Publishers currently include Fence Books, HarperCollins, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Books, and University of Georgia Press. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $30 entry fee by February 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Mary Ruefle will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 250 pages of stories, novellas, or a short novel; Ben Marcus will judge. The entry fee for each award is $27, and the deadline is February 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Michael Waters Poetry Prize

Michael Waters Poetry Prize

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southern Indiana Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Michael Waters will judge. Submit up to 80 pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page) with a $25 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry) by February 2. All entries are considered for publication. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Yale Series of Younger Poets

Yale Series of Younger Poets

A publication award is given annually by Yale University Press to a poet under the age of 40 who has not published a book-length collection of poetry. The winner will also receive a two- to six-week residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Carl Phillips will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee between October 1 and November 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Literary Awards

Four prizes of $500 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by an African American writer published in the United States during the previous year. The awards honor books that depict the "cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora." Publishers may nominate books published in 2014 by December 19. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines and the list of jurors to whom the books should be sent.

Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize

Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bear Star Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a writer residing in a state west of the central time zone. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 65 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

American Book Awards

American Book Awards
Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature. Submit two copies of a book or galley published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.