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Playa Flamingo Writing Residency in Costa Rica

The Playa Flamingo Writing Residency, sponsored by Atmosphere Press, offers a five-day residency from May to August to a poet, fiction writer, nonfiction writer, or translator at the Punta Plata condominium in Playa Flamingo, a white sand beach located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The residency features one or two online editorial coaching sessions with an Atmosphere Press editor. Residents are provided with a two-bedroom condo that includes two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a patio, private beach access, and a shared outdoor pool. Residents are responsible for travel costs and meals.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 25, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 25, 2024
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Playa Flamingo Writing Residency in Costa Rica, 7107 Foxtree Cove, Austin, TX 78750. (518) 764-1918. Lisa Mottolo, Assistant Editor.

Lisa Mottolo
Assistant Editor
Contact City: 
Guanacaste
Country: 
CR

Narratives of Borders and Migration

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In this PEN America event from their 2022 World Voices Festival, authors Jean Guerrero, Omar El Akkad, Ousman Umar, and Yuri Herrera come together for a conversation about border and migrant narratives, the current global crises of displacement, and how literature tells the stories of those often ignored or hidden.

Translation in Theory and Imagination: Emily Apter and Katie Kitamura

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In this installment of the Creative Writing and Critical Thought series, novelist Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies (Riverhead, 2021), speaks with professor Emily Apter, author of Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability (Verso Books, 2013), about the complexity and consequences of translation and the paradoxes and power of language. The series is cosponsored by New Literary History and the Center for Fiction.

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

With just a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving, be grateful for time off to prepare your work for a variety of upcoming contests that have a November 30 deadline! Prizes include $2,500 and publication for a short work of fiction, graphic narrative, or memoir or an excerpt from a longer work of prose; $2,500, publication, and 50 author copies for a poetry chapbook; and $1,000 and publication for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction translated from any language into English. Continue reading to find details on nearly a dozen other prizes, and good luck!

Autumn House Press
Rising Writer Prize
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Autumn House Press is given in alternating years for a debut work of poetry or fiction. The 2024 prize will be given for poetry. The winner will also receive a $500 grant for travel and book promotion. Eduardo C. Corral will judge. The submission fee may be waived in cases of financial need. All finalists are considered for publication. Entry fee: $25.

Beloit Poetry Journal
Chad Walsh Chapbook Series

A prize of $2,500, publication by Beloit Poetry Journal, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. A limited number of fee waivers are available upon request via e-mail. Entry fee: $20.

BOA Editions
A Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by BOA Editions is given annually for a first book of poetry by a U.S. resident. Matthew Shenoda will judge. Entry fee: $25. 

Fish Publishing
Fish Short Story Prize
 
A prize of €3,000 (approximately $3,287) and publication in the annual Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short story. The winner will also be invited to attend a five-day short story workshop and read at the West Cork Literary Festival in July 2024. Sarah Hall will judge. All entries are considered for publication. Entry fee: €20 (approximately $22) for online submissions; €22 (approximately $24) for mailed submissions.

Green Linden Press
Wishing Jewel Prize
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Green Linden Press is given annually for an innovative book of poetry “that questions the boundaries of genre, form, or mode while engaging the rich possibilities of lyrical expression.” English translations of poems originally written in another language are accepted. Christopher Nelson will judge. All finalists are considered for publication. Entry fee: $25.

Green Linden Press
Stephen Mitchell Translation Prize
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Green Linden Press will be given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction translated from any language into English. Christopher Nelson will judge. All finalists will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $25.

LitMag
Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction
 
A prize of $1,250 and publication in LitMag is given annually for a work of flash fiction. The winner will also have their work reviewed by agents from the Bent Agency, Brandt & Hochman, Folio Literary Management, InkWell Management, Sobel Weber Associates, and Triangle House Literary. The editors will judge. Entry fee: $16. 

Munster Literature Center
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition
 
A prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,192) and publication in Southword is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also receive a four-night hotel stay with full board to give a featured reading at the Cork International Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland, in May 2024 and will be featured on the Southword Poetry Podcast. Entry fee: €7 (approximately $8).

Narrative
Fall Story Contest
 
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, a short graphic narrative, a short work of memoir, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. All entries are considered for publication. Entry fee: $27.

Nina Riggs Poetry Foundation
Nina Riggs Poetry Award
 
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a single poem that examines relationships, family, or domestic life and was published in a book or magazine in the last three years. English translations of poems originally written in another language are accepted. Entry fee: None.

Quarter After Eight
Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest
 
A prize of $1,008.15 and publication in Quarter After Eight is given annually for a prose poem, a short short story, a micro essay, or other work of short prose. Dianne Seuss will judge. All entries are considered for publication. Entry fee: $15.

Red Hen Press
Quill Prose Award
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a story or essay collection, a novel, or a hybrid work of prose by a queer writer. Carlos Allende will judge. Entry fee: $10.

Tadpole Press
100-Word Writing Contest
 
A prize of $2,000 is given biannually for a work of flash poetry or prose. English translations of works originally written in another language are accepted. Entry fee: $15. 

White Pine Press
Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Entry fee: $20.

Visit the contest websites for complete guidelines, and check out the Grants & Awards database and Submission Calendar for more contests in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation.

Jhumpa Lahiri on Self-Translation

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“It’s very disconcerting to translate oneself, but it’s a kind of pure contact with the work you make.” In this event welcoming Jhumpa Lahiri as the new Director of Creative Writing at Barnard College, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author reads from her new collection, Roman Stories (Knopf, 2023), translated from the Italian by the author and Todd Portnowitz, and joins Brandon Taylor for a conversation about her work.

Deadline Nears for Translation Prize

Poetry translators: Try for a treat this Halloween by submitting to the Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize by October 31. The award of $2,000 and publication by Saturnalia Books is open to translators who identify as female (including those who are assigned-female-at-birth [AFAB] nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, and intersex) and who are translating the work of a woman poet (including those who are AFAB nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, and intersex).

Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 120 pages with an entry fee of $25. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Founded in 2002 to offer “an edgy alternative to traditional public narratives around poetry and visual art,” Saturnalia typically publishes five books a year by established and emerging poets. Chronicler of the “gurlesque” poetry movement with the 2010 publication of Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics, edited by Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg, the press is known for challenging the status quo. It has published Cortney Lamar Charleston’s Telepathologies (2017), Diamond Forde’s Mother Body (2019), Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s All the Gay Saints (2020), and other innovative poetry collections.

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

As we approach Halloween, don’t get spooked by the array of contests awarded for poetry collections, novel excerpts, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, and more, all with a deadline of October 31! Several prizes celebrate the work of writers who identify as women, including one that features an optional six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Nine of eleven prizes offer publication in addition to a cash award of at least $1,000. What better way of honoring the holiday than overcoming your fears and submitting your work?

Bedford Competition
International Short Story & Poetry Awards

Two prizes of £1,500 each (approximately $1,914) and publication in the Bedford Competition anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. MacGillivray will judge in poetry and Tim Jarvis will judge in fiction. Entry fee: £7.50 (approximately $9.50), or £15 (approximately $19) for three poems or stories.

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

A prize valued at $2,000 is given annually to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a full-length poetry collection. Allison Joseph will judge. The winner receives $1,000, publication in Voices From the Attic, and travel and lodging to give a reading with the contest judge at Carlow University. Entry fee: $20.

Cloudbank Books
Vern Rutsala Book Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Cloudbank Books is given annually for a collection of poetry, flash fiction, or a combination of the two. Entry fee: $25. 

Elixir Press
Poetry Award

A prize of $2,000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Jennifer Franklin will judge. All entries are considered for publication. Entry fee: $30.

Novel Slices
Novel Excerpt Contest
  
Five prizes of $1,000 each will be given twice yearly for a novel excerpt. Winners will also receive letters of support sent on their behalf to agents and publishers. Juliette Wade will judge. Entry fee: $12 (which includes an issue of Novel Slices). 

Persea Books
Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a writer who identifies as a woman. The winner also receives an optional six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Writers who are either U.S. citizens or who currently reside in the United States are eligible. Entry fee: $30. 

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
 
A prize of £5,000 (approximately $6,382) and publication on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom website is given annually for a single poem. A second-place prize of £2,000 (approximately $2,553) and a third-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,276) is also given. The top three winners will be published in Poetry Review. Poems written in English by poets from any country are eligible. Jane Draycott, Will Harris, and Clare Pollard will judge. Entry fee: £8 (approximately $10) entry fee, plus £5 (approximately $6) for each additional poem.

Red Hen Press
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

A prize of $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Juan Felipe Herrera will judge. Entry fee: $25. 

Saturnalia Books
Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Saturnalia Books is given annually for a translation of a poetry collection. Translators who identify as female (including those who are assigned-female-at-birth [AFAB] nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, and intersex) and who are translating the work of a woman poet (including those who are AFAB nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, and intersex) are eligible. Entry fee: $25. 

Tucson Festival of Books
Literary Awards
 
Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The winners will also receive scholarships to attend a workshop at the University of Arizona campus in March 2024. Entry fee: $20.

University of North Texas Press
Vassar Miller Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of North Texas Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Melissa Range will judge. Entry fee: $25. 

Visit the contest websites for complete guidelines, and check out the Grants & Awards database and Submission Calendar for more contests in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation.

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