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Orlando Prizes

Orlando Prizes

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by a woman writer. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short story of up to 1,500 words, a short short story of up to 500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Art and Change Grants

Art and Change Grants

Project grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a partner for the project. Submit a project description and budget with the required entry form by August 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

A prize valued at $2,000 is given annually to a woman poet over 40 years of age who has not published a book in any genre. The winner receives $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, the university's literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University with this year's judge, Lynn Emanuel. Submit two poems of up to 75 lines each with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Voices From the Attic, by September 5. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Transformation Awards

Transformation Awards
Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and trans poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, who are at least 18 years of age, and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Writers may submit an application by May 15. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and invite selected poets and writers to submit work for the second stage of the application process. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

Oregon Literary Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowships
Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, one Women Writers Fellowship of $3,000 is given annually to an Oregon woman writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction whose work explores experiences of race, class, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose by June 26. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to women poets and creative nonfiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of June. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a woman who has not published a full-length collection. Leah Maines will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 26 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

First Book Award

First Book Award

A prize of $1,500, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a female-identified poet. Poets who have not published a full-length collection or a chapbook in an edition of more than 400 copies are eligible. Tracie Morris will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by April 30. Some entry fee scholarships are available; e-mail for more information. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Eludia Award

Eludia Award

A prize of $1,000, publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and 10 author copies is given annually for a first novel or short story collection by a woman over the age of 40 who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a manuscript of any length with a synopsis, biography, résumé, and $25 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Short Fiction Award

Short Fiction Award

A prize of $1,250, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a short story by a female-identified writer. Roxane Gay will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 4,000 to 12,000 words with a $20 entry fee by February 14. Some entry fee scholarships are available. Visit the website for complete guidelines.