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A prize of $10,000 is given annually to an emerging African American author for a short story collection or novel. Thomas Beller, Anthony Grooms, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers will judge. Submit seven copies of a short story collection or a novel published in 2013 or 2014 by October 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 402 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Jessica Boone, Senior Donor Services Officer.