Items Tagged With book awards

PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction

PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction

A prize of $25,000 and publication by Algonquin Books is given biennially for a novel that addresses social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. U.S. writers who have had previous publications but have not published a book that has sold more than 10,000 copies are eligible. Submit a manuscript of at least 80,000 words and a resumé with a $25 entry fee by January 15, 2014. 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 published in 2013 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or e-mail for complete guidelines.

Beatrice Hawley Award

Beatrice Hawley Award

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee ($30 for online submissions) by December 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or 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 and 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 2013 by December 13. 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. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 65 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Award

Literary Award

A prize of up to $4,000 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year by a writer who is a resident of the Midwest (or who previously resided in the Midwest for approximately five years) or whose book features a Midwestern setting. The prize may be split if two winners are selected. Writers who have published up to three books are eligible. Authors and publishers may submit two copies of books published in 2013 and an author biography by December 10. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Book Award

Book Award

A prize of $1,500, publication by Cider Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Charles Harper Webb will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning book, by November 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Award

Poetry Award

A prize of $1,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 45 pages with a $20 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Prize in American Historical Fiction

Prize in American Historical Fiction
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of historical fiction published during the previous year. Publishers or authors may submit three copies of books (or bound galleys) published in 2013 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for an essay collection published in the United States during the previous year. Writers must be permanent U.S. residents or American citizens. Submit three copies of a book published in 2013 with a $50 entry fee by December 16. Fee waivers are available for small presses. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.