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Poets & Writers, Inc., is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Our national office is located in New York City. Our California branch office is based in Los Angeles.

Poets & Writers, Inc., offers the following prizes and awards to acknowledge previous accomplishments and encourage future efforts:

Jackson Poetry Prize
Honors an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition
Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award
Introduces emerging writers and poets to New York City's literary community
California Writers Exchange Award
Introduces emerging California writers and poets to New York City's literary community
Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award
Celebrates authors who have generously supported their literary colleagues
The Editor's Award
Honors book editors who have made outstanding contributions to the publication of poetry or literary prose
Amy Award
Recognizes promising young women poets in the New York metropolitan area

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