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Ottoline Prize

Ottoline Prize

A prize of $5,000 and publication by Fence Books will be given annually for a poetry collection by a woman who has published at least one book of poetry. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of up to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee by November 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Grants of up to $1,500 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 fiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of December. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

First Book Award

First Book Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Female-identified poets who have not published a book-length poetry collection or a chapbook with a print run over 400 copies are eligible. Joy Harjo will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Prize

Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 85 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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 short story of up to 500 words, a story of up to 1,500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by July 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

To the Lighthouse Prize

To the Lighthouse Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a woman writer. The winner will also receive up to $1,000 in travel and promotional expenses. C. D. Wright will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $20 entry fee by July 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Art and Change Grants

Art and Change Grants

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 Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to work on a project involving art and social change. 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 project partner. The deadline for entries is August 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Transformation Awards

Transformation Awards
Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit 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 18 years of age or older, 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 $2,500 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 $2,500 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 27. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

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

Special Section

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

Special Section

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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