Monday, March 22, 2010

Grant Me Ten

Dylan Thomas Center ~ Dylan Thomas Prize offers a prize of £30,000 (approximately $48,000), given annually to honor a book of poetry or fiction that “displays creative, imaginative, and innovative use of the English language” by a writer under 30. Publishers may submit three copies of a book published between May 1, 2008, and April 30, 2010, by April 30. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines. Deadline: April 30, 2010.

Lake Forest College ~ Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency offers a prize of $10,000 and a two-month-long residency at Lake Forest College will be given annually to a poet or a fiction writer to complete a work-in-progress. The winner also will receive publication of his or her manuscript by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press. Writers who are under the age of 40 and who have not published a book are eligible. This year’s contest is for poets. Robert Archambeau, Joshua Corey, and Davis Schneiderman will judge. Submit up to 30 pages of poetry, a project statement, and a curriculum vitae by April 1. There is no entry fee. Deadline April 1, 2010.

The Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award is a prize of $500 and publication by Lotus Press, and is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a poetry manuscript of 60 to 90 pages; no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Deadline: March 31, 2010.

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has fellowships of $5,000 each, which are given biennially to New Hampshire poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. New Hampshire residents who are not enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are eligible. Submit six copies of up to 15 pages of poems or up to 30 pages of prose and a resumé by April 9. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines. Deadline: April 9, 2010.

Novello Festival Press ~ Novello Literary Award offers a prize of $1,000 and publication by Novello Festival Press, given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction by a North Carolina or South Carolina writer. Submit a manuscript of 200 to 400 pages by May 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Deadline: May 1, 2010.

Passaic County Community College ~ Paterson Fiction Prize is a prize of $1,000 and is given annually to honor a novel or short story collection published in the previous year. Publishers may submit books published in 2009 by April 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines. Deadline: April 1, 2010.

Poets & Writers Magazine offers several grants to organizations to help cover fees involved with writers' fees and appearance costs at sponsored readings and workshops. There are some geographical restrictions and other fine print involved, but this could help if your writer or charitable organization needs funding help for an author event; see web site for more details.

Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships of $15,000 each are given annually to emerging poets. Writers who are U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 31 as of March 31 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 pages of poetry, a one-page writer’s statement, and a list of publications by March 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines. Deadline: March 31, 2010.

The SLF Older Writers Grant is awarded annually to a speculative fiction writer who is fifty years of age or older at the time of grant application, and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. We are currently offering one $750 grant annually, to be used as the writer determines will best assist his or her work. No fee or previous publication credits required; see web site for other details; deadline is March 31, 2010.

Washington Center for the Book offers two prizes of $500 each, given annually to honor books of poetry and fiction by writers who were born in Washington or have lived in the state for at least three years. Publishers or authors may submit six copies of books published in 2009 by April 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines. Deadline: April 1, 2010.

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