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POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We list only prizes of $1,000 or more, prizes of less than $1,000 that charge no entry fee, and prestigious nonmonetary awards. Applications and submissions for the following prizes are due shortly. Before submitting a manuscript, first contact the sponsoring organization for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See the Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date and the Anatomy of Awards for a closer look at the numbers behind Grants & Awards. For announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.

African Poetry Book Fund

SILLERMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or resident, or whose parents are African. The prize is cosponsored by Prairie Schooner. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50 pages by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

African Poetry Book Fund, Sillerman First Book Prize, c/o Prairie Schooner, 110

Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Ashley Strosnider, Managing

Editor. africanpoetrybf@unl.edu

africanpoetrybf.unl.edu

American Library Association

W. Y. BOYD LITERARY AWARD

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel published in the previous year that is set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of a book published in 2017 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

American Library Association, W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, Governance Office, 50

East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 280-3247. Cheryl Malden, Program

Officer. cmalden@ala.org

www.ala.org/awardsgrants/wy-boyd-literary-award-excellence-military-fiction

Asheville Poetry Review

WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Asheville Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to read at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Alfred Corn will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee by January 15, 2018. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. (828) 450-0357. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.

www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Ashland Creek Press

SISKIYOU PRIZE FOR NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction that focuses on the environment, animal protection, ecology, or wildlife. The winner also receives a four-week residency at PLAYA, a writers and artists retreat located on the edge of the Great Basin near Summer Lake, Oregon. Unpublished manuscripts and books published in the past five years are eligible. Jonathan Balcombe will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 40,000 to 90,000 words or a book published in 2012 or later with a $18 entry fee by December 31. All unpublished entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ashland Creek Press, Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, 2305 Ashland Street, Suite C417, Ashland, OR 97520.

www.siskiyouprize.com

Australian Book Review

PETER PORTER POETRY PRIZE

A prize of $5,000 Australian (approximately $3,970) is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of $2,000 Australian (approximately $1,590) will also be given. The winners will be published in Australian Book Review. John Hawke, Bill Manhire, and Jen Webb will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to 75 lines with an entry fee of $25 Australian (approximately $20) by December 3. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Australian Book Review, Peter Porter Poetry Prize, Studio 2, 207 City Road, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia.

abr@australianbookreview.com.au

www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/peter-porter-poetry-prize

Bayou Magazine

POETRY AND FICTION PRIZES

Two prizes of $1,000 each will be given annually for a poem and a short story. The winners will also receive a subscription to Bayou Magazine and their work will be considered for publication. Kay Murphy will judge the Kay Murphy Poetry Prize; Matt Bell will judge the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Submit up to three poems of any length or a story or novel excerpt of up to 7,500 words with a $20 entry fee by January 1, 2018. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bayou Magazine, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, University of New Orleans, English Department, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148. Marian Kaufman, Associate Editor.

bayou@uno.edu

bayoumagazine.org

Before Columbus Foundation

AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS

Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year to recognize “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” Submit two copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2017 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House, 655 13th

Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 268-9775.

beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com

www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

POETRY CONTEST

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. The winners and finalists for the prize, which is cosponsored by Loyola Marymount University, will be invited to read at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, in April 2018. Matthew Zapruder will judge. Submit up to four poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $20 entry fee by December 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Poetry Contest, Loyola Marymount University, 681 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. (310) 822-3006.

Richard Modiano, Executive Director.

richard@beyondbaroque.org

www.beyondbaroque.org

BkMk Press

CIARDI/CHANDRA PRIZES

Two prizes

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