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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Winning or placing in a contest brings writers validation, publicity that gives weight to resumes and platforms, some handy prize money, and free copies of anthologies/magazine issues containing the winning entry that can be handed out at book fairs and conventions. We can’t enter them all or we’ll go broke paying the entry fees. My suggestion: if you’re just getting started, don’t try the most prestigious contests first because your competition will include widely known authors. Look for those where you have your best chance in terms of that competition and the contest theme.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Bellevue Literary Prize – Poetry and Prose. Three prizes of $1,000 each. Works about health, healing, illness, body, and mind. Online submission system. $20 entry fee. July 1 deadline.
  • Boston Review – Poetry. $1,500 and publication for a poem or group of poems. Up to five poems on no more than ten pages. $20 entry fee. June 1 deadline.
  • Glimmer Train – Short story award for new writers. Prize of $2,500 and publication for winning story between 1,000 and 12,000 words. $18 entry fee. Submit between May 1 and June 30.
  • Lost Horse Press – Idaho Prize for Poetry. $1,000 and publication. Submit manuscript of at least 48 pages. $20 to $30 entry fee depending on whether you submit by mail or online. May 15 deadline.
  • New American Press – New American Fiction Prize. $1,000 and publication. Submit a selection of short stories, flash fiction, novella or novel of at least 100 pages. $25 entry fee. June 15 deadline.
  • Philadelphia Stories – Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction. $2,000 and publication. Winner will receive free travel ans lodging to read at Rosemont College in October. Short  story up to 8,000 words. $15 entry fee. June 15 deadline.

To keep up with contests throughout the year, look at the Poets & Writers database of Writing Contests, Grants & Awards

–Malcolm

Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of Eulalie and Washerwoman, a story about a conjure woman fighting the Klan set in the Florida Panhandle of the 1950s.

78 Writing Contests With Deadlines Before the End of 2015

poetsandwriters“Our Grants & Awards database currently lists seventy-eight writing contests with deadlines before the end of the year.”
Here’s an example:

Nowhere Magazine Travel Writing Contest — A prize of $1,000 and publication in Nowhere Magazine is given for a short story or essay that “possesses a powerful sense of place.” Submit a story or essay of 800 to 5,000 words by December 15. ”

Contests and awards show up in a fair number of places across the Internet, but I always check the listing at Poets & Writers first.

–Malcolm

 

 

National Book Critics Circle Award finalists announced

National Book Critics Circle Award finalists announced | On Books | StarTribune.com.

On the list

On the list

In fiction, the finalists are:

Rabih Alameddine, “An Unnecessary Woman” (Grove Press)

Marlon James, “A Brief History of Seven Killings” (Riverhead Books)

Lily King, “Euphoria” (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Chang-rae Lee, “On Such a Full Sea” (Riverhead Books)

Marilynne Robinson, “Lila” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Flick on the link for the complete list. Book links lead to reviews in the Star-Tribune. Winners will be announced March 12.

Also in the news:

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that bookstore sales hit $736 million in November, down 2.5% from the $755 million reported in November 2013, according to a report released Jan. 14. – Publishers Weekly

 

–Malcolm

Story Prize Finalists Announced, Minor Wins Spotlight Award

Story Prize Finalists Announced, Minor Wins Spotlight Award

“The three finalists are The Other Language (Pantheon) by Francesca Marciano, Thunderstruck (The Dial Press) by Elizabeth McCracken, and Bark (Knopf) by Lorrie Moore. The finalists were chosen from among 129 books published by 85 different publishers or imprints in 2014, marking a record number of submissions for the prize, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.” – Poets & Writers Magazine

Click the headline link to read the article. Learn more about the prize and the finalists on the Story Prize website.

–Malcolm

 

 

Book Bits Xtra: Call for Submissions for PEN American 2014 Literary Awards

Call for Submissions for 2014 Literary Awards | PEN American Center.

The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry. Until December 16, 2013, PEN will be accepting submissions and nominations for the following awards for the 2014 awards cycle.

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The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry. Until December 16, 2013, PEN will be accepting submissions and nominations for the following awards for the 2014 awards cycle: – See more at: http://www.pen.org/call-submissions-2014-literary-awards#sthash.dZ7234bJ.dpuf

Book Bits XTRA – National Book Award Winners

2012 National Book Award Winners:

Young Peoples Literature:
William Alexander
, Goblin Secrets
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Poetry:
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
(University of Chicago Press)

Nonfiction:
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
(Random House)

Fiction:
Louise Erdrich, The Round House (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

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