COMPETITIONS WEEK 9/15/2008

BLACK CAUCUS OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
http://www.bcala.org/

NO ENTRY FEE
The Committee will present three prizes of $500 each for
adult books written by African American authors: a First
Novelist Award, a Fiction Award and a Nonfiction Award.
The First Novelist Award is given to recognize an outstanding
work by a first time African American fiction writer. Honor
Book citations are also awarded in fiction and nonfiction
without any accompanying monetary remuneration. Additionally,
an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing citation is provided
to an author and/or publishing company for unique books that
offer a positive depiction of African Americans. Books from
small, large and specialty publishers are welcome for review
consideration. Titles forwarded for review must be published
between January 2008 and December 2008. Deadline December
19, 2008.

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WALTER RUMSEY MARVIN AWARD
http://www.ohioana.org/awards/marvin.asp

NO ENTRY FEE
A $1,000 award given to an author under 30 years of age who
has not had a book published. In addition to the monetary
grant a portion of the winners entry may be published in the
Ohioana Quarterly. Deadline January 31, 2009. Applicant must
have been born in Ohio or have lived in Ohio for a minimum of
five years. Applicant must be no older than 30 years of age
on January 31 of the year the award is given. Applicant must
not have had a book published.

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GLAMOUR REAL LIFE STORY CONTEST
http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2008/08/nonfiction-contest-rules

The prize is a $5,000 cash prize, possible publication of
the winning manuscript in an upcoming issue of Glamour
(winner understands that Glamour does not guarantee
publication), and the opportunity to speak with a literary
agent. The approximate retail value of the prize is $5,000.
Open to US residents at least 18 years old. Deadline
December 31, 2008. The essay must be minimum 2,500 words,
maximum 3,500 words.

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