A breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards section, including the total amount of prize money given each year, the cost of entry, and how writing contests have changed over the past ten years.
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With help from the Lannan Foundation, one of America’s most prestigious poetry prizes has survived the threat of shutting its doors, instead increasing its monetary award tenfold.
A growing market for children’s nonfiction; a hefty new compilation of Bob Dylan’s lyrics; J. K. Rowling’s Twitter riddle solved; and other news.
Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
More than 475 awards worth over $4,544,505 are available with no entry fees to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers this year.
A poet seeks out the plentiful—and often profitable—foreign prizes open to American writers.
Six winners of recent writing contests in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction share the ways that winning has changed their lives and work, and how previous losses have paved the way to success.
The current judge for America’s oldest and most prestigious first-book prize for poets discusses his encounter with the poems from Blue Yodel, Ansel Elkins’s 2014 prize-winning collection, which will be published next year by Yale University Press.
An in-depth look at the numbers behind the grants and awards given to writers in 2013.
Deep Thoughts humorist pens novel about Hawaii; the art of reading poetry backwards; Roger Ebert lives on in London; the pitfalls of marrying a writer; and other news.