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Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. The fellowships support research for creative work that informs the general public, such as historical poems and novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2015. Submit 10 copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a five-page project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of books published in 2013 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and 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.

Michael Shaara Book Prize

Michael Shaara Book Prize

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel about the Civil War published during the previous year to "encourage fresh approaches to Civil War fiction." Publishers, critics, and authors may submit four copies of a book published in 2013 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.