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Archive January 2017

Submissions are open for the 2017 Autumn House Press Rising Writer Contest, given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who is thirty-three years old or younger. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by Autumn House Press. Ada Limón will judge.

PEN America announced on Wednesday the finalists for the 2017 PEN Awards. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation published in the previous year. This year PEN America will award nearly $315,000 to writers, including the inaugural $75,000 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, given for a “book of extraordinary originality and lasting influence.”

The finalists are:

Today the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the finalists for its 2016 book awards. The annual prizes honor outstanding books in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, autobiography, biography, and criticism published in the United States in the previous year.

The finalists for the 2016 Story Prize have been announced. The annual prize is given for a story collection published in the previous year. The winner receives $20,000 and the finalists each receive $5,000.

Submissions are open for the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize, given biennially for an essay. The winner will receive £20,000 (approximately $24,570), and five runners-up will each receive £1,000 (approximately $1,230). The winning essays will be published in an awards anthology.

Claremont Graduate University has announced the finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Both awards are given for poetry collections published in the previous year; the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given to a midcareer poet and the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given for a debut poetry collection.

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