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A prize of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction with the exception of memoir) whose work recalls that of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist, and poet who wrote about those whose voices are seldom heard. Submit three copies of at least two writing samples totaling no more than 30 pages, a biography, and a project description by July 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Blue Mountain Center, Richard J. Margolis Award, c/o Margolis & Bloom, 535 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Harry Margolis, Contact.