Awards, Contests and Competitions for September 2009

Bad Poetry Contest:  presented by Shakespeare’s Tavern Atlanta,  Georgia   Website: http://www.shakespearetavern.com/ Email: Jeanette@shakespearetavern.com Deadline: weekly until the end of run Fee: No entry fee We Need Your Bad Poems and You Need the Free Stuff We’re Going to Give You! We’re looking for some bad love poems. As you may or may not know, in As You Like It, the character Orlando writes a mixture of bad & good poems to his love, Rosalind, and nails them to trees in an expression of his love for her.  In honor of this, we’re running a Bad Love Poems contest starting today and … Continue reading Awards, Contests and Competitions for September 2009

Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship Website: http://www.amylowell.org Deadline: October 15 $50,000 to the winning poet to spend a continuous year outside the continent of North America in “whatever place the recipient deems best suited to advance the art of poetry.” Application, resume, & poetry samples must be received by October 15. For full information & an application, visit the website. Correspondence should be directed to: Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, c/o F. Davis Dassori, Choate, Hall, & Stewart, Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110. Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grants Website: http://www.azarts.gov info@azarts.gov Deadline: September 3 Entry Fee: … Continue reading Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009

Awards, Contests and Competitions for October 2009

American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize Web site: http://www.aprweb.org Deadline: October 31, 2009 Entry Fee: $25 A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first book of poetry. The winning book will be distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Mark Doty will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, 1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 496-0439. Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor. Amy … Continue reading Awards, Contests and Competitions for October 2009

Contests and Awards June & July

ABZ Press First Book Prize A prize of $1,000, publication by ABZ Press, and 50 author copies will be given annually for a first poetry collection. Mark Halliday will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. ABZ Press, First Book Prize, P.O. Box 2746, Huntington, WV 25727-2746. (304) 733-5054. John McKernan, Editor. editorial@abzpress.com http://www.abzpress.com ===== Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize A prize of $25,000 is given annually for an outstanding book of poems written by a living … Continue reading Contests and Awards June & July

Contest and Awards for March 2009

Alabama Writers Conclave Contest http://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/contests.html ENTRY FEES $3 to $10 Deadline: April 30, 2009. 1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50;  4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. Categories: Fiction – maximum 2,500 words. Short Fiction – maximum 1,000  words. Juvenile Fiction (stories for ages 4-12) – maximum 2,500 words. MUST LIST GENRE AND TARGETED AGE GROUP (i.e.  picture book, 3 & up). Nonfiction – maximum 2,500 words  (PLEASE SPECIFY IF WRITTEN FOR ADULT OR CHILDREN). Humor  (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) – maximum 2,000 words or  50 lines (for poems). Traditional Poem (any “form” poem,  i.e. villanelle, sonnet, sestina) – … Continue reading Contest and Awards for March 2009

COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS September 22, 2008

WRITERS AND ARTISTS SHORT STORY COMPETITION http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/?id=-1679 — Deadline February 14, 2009. For published and aspiring writers alike. You could win a cash prize of £500, a place on an Arvon Foundation residential writing course worth £575, publication of your story on the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook website. No more than 2,000 words, on the theme of ‘Conflict.’ Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition. ===== THE KIRIYAMA PRIZE http://www.kiriyamaprize.org/ — NO ENTRY FEE The Prize consists of a cash award of US $30,000, which is split equally between the fiction and nonfiction winners. Beginning … Continue reading COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS September 22, 2008

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. … Continue reading COMPETITIONS WEEK 9/15/2008