Poets & Writers


POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. 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 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.

American Poetry Review


A prize of $1,000 and publication in American Poetry Review is given annually for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. The editors will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than three pages with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.) American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 320 South Broad Street, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102.


American-Scandinavian Foundation


A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction written in a Nordic language. In addition, a prize of $2,000 and publication is awarded to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1900 that have not been published in English are eligible. Submit up to 25 pages of poetry or 50 pages of prose, one copy of the original work, and a curriculum vitae by June 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.) American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.


American Short Fiction


A prize of $2,500 and publication in American Short Fiction will be given annually for a short story. ZZ Packer will judge. Submit a story of 2,000 to 6,500 words with a $20 entry fee by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

American Short Fiction, Halifax Ranch Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 4152, Austin, TX 78765. Adeena Reitberger, Coeditor. editors@americanshortfiction.org


Anhinga Press


A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a reading tour at select colleges in Florida. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for electronic submissions) by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Anhinga Press, Anhinga–Robert Dana Prize for Poetry, P.O. Box 3665, Tallahassee, FL 32315. Kristine Snodgrass, Codirector. info@anhinga.org


Artist Trust


Grants of up to $1,500 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who are residents of Washington State. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages with a project description, synopsis, budget, and résumé by June 25. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Artist Trust, Grants for Artist Projects, 1835 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Brian McGuigan, Contact. info@artisttrust.org


Autumn House Press


Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Autumn House Press are given annually for a poetry collection, a book of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction. Each winner also receives a $1,500 travel and publicity grant. Kimiko Hahn will judge in poetry, Dana Johnson will judge in fiction, and Daisy Hernández will judge in nonfiction. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages of poetry or 200 to 300 pages of prose with

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