Anatomy of Awards

In the six issues published in 2013, Poets & Writers Magazine’s Grants & Awards section, the editorial feature announcing both contest deadlines and recent winners, listed 862 winning poets, writers, and translators—a modest increase over the 844 who were listed in 2012. Together, the 2013 winners received a total of $8,231,160—a decrease of more than a million dollars compared with the previous year’s total. The number of winning poets and translators increased, however, with poets comprising nearly half of all prizewinners, and the number of translators more than doubling. The charts below take a closer look at the numbers behind Grants & Awards.