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Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction

Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction published during the previous year by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. Publishers may submit four copies of a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2013 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Literary Awards

Three prizes of $2,500 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the previous year. Books by writers who were born in or are residents of Virginia or, in the case of nonfiction, books with a Virginia theme are eligible. Submit four copies of a book published in 2013 by February 14. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

42 Miles Poetry Award

42 Miles Poetry Award

A prize of $1,000, publication by 42 Miles Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Indiana University in South Bend are ineligible. David Dodd Lee will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gell Poetry Prize

Gell Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Big Pencil Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes in Bristol Valley, New York. Stephen Dunn will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Paterson Poetry Prize

Paterson Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year. The winning poet must participate in an awards ceremony and give a reading at the Poetry Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Books of at least 48 pages with a minimum press run of 500 copies are eligible. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2013 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Two 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 are given annually for a book of poetry and a novel or a collection of short fiction or creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2013 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

A prize of $1,000 is given annually to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English published in the United States during the previous year. Collaborations by two translators are eligible, but anthologies of work by more than two translators are not. David Hinton will judge. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2013 by February 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, 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 1. All entries are considered for publication. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sawtooth Poetry Prize

Sawtooth Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 10. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

A prize of $500 and publication by Lotus Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a manuscript between 60 to 90 pages by March 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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