Poets & Writers, Inc.

Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award
Deadline: 
December 1, 2014
E-mail address: 
bmarcus@pw.org

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded annually to a poet and a fiction writer from a select state. Each winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to give a reading and meet with writers, editors, publishers, and agents, as well as a monthlong residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming. The 2014 contest is open to residents of Nevada. Poets and fiction writers who have published no more than one full-length book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Aracelis Girmay will judge in poetry, and Marie Myung-Ok Lee will judge in fiction. Submit five copies of 7 to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of fiction by December 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. Bonnie Rose Marcus, Contact.

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