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Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers journal, Literary Imagination, or its newsletter, Literary Matters, are given annually for a poem, a work of fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction. Poets may submit a single poem or group of poems totaling no more than 150 lines; fiction writers may submit a short story or a chapter of a longer work of up to 25 pages; creative nonfiction writers may submit an essay or a chapter of a longer work of up to 25 pages. The entry fee is $45, which includes ALSCW membership and a subscription to Literary Imagination. The deadline is December 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, Meringoff Awards, 650 Beacon Street, Suite 510, Boston, MA 02215.