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A prize of $5,000 is given annually for book-length work of any genre by a writer of color published in the United States during the previous year. Writers may be of any nationality, and must not have received wide media coverage. Publishers and agents may submit three copies of a book published in 2013 with a letter of recommendation and a $50 entry fee by December 16. Fee waivers are available for small presses. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
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