Anatomy of Awards: May/June 2017


This issue’s Deadlines section lists a total of 104 contests, sponsored by 75 organizations, offering an estimated $762,983 in prize money. Nearly 20 percent of that money will be given to the winner of the FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages, organized by Mexico’s Secretaría de Cultura, the University of Guadalajara, the government of the state of Jalisco, and the Fondo de Cultura Económica. Of the 104 contests, 80 (77 percent) charge an entry fee (the median entry fee is $20), but those fee-charging contests offer only $239,983 (31 percent) of the total prize money. The charts below further break down the numbers behind Grants & Awards.