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Grants of $5,000 are awarded biennially to Ohio poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have been residents of Ohio for one year prior to the application deadline and are not enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit four copies of 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 30 pages of prose completed within the past three years by September 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Ohio Arts Council, Individual Excellence Awards, 30 East Broad Street, 33rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-3414. Kathy Signorino, Program Coordinator.