FIELD Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$28
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Oberlin College Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, during the month of May. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize, 50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. David Walker and David Young, Coeditors.

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Akron Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Oliver de la Paz will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize, 120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. 


Prize for Literature

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current resident of Maryland who has lived in the state for at least three years. Books published within the past three years or scheduled for publication in 2017 are eligible. Publishers, institutions, or individuals may submit three copies of a book or manuscript by June 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Towson University, Prize for Literature, English Department, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Chris Cain, Department Chair.

Prizes in Letters

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$50
Cash Prize: 
$15,000

Three prizes of $15,000 each are given annually to U.S. writers for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the United States during the current year. For books published between January 1 and June 14, submit four copies of the book, an author bio and photograph, and a $50 entry fee by June 15. The deadline for books published during the second half of the year is October 1. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Pulitzer Prizes, Prizes in Letters, Columbia University, 709 Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. (212) 854-3841.

Book Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Barrow Street Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Patricia Spears Jones will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for electronic submissions) by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881.

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Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$15,000

A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

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National Book Awards

Deadline: 
May 17, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$135
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

Three prizes of $10,000 each are given annually to honor a book of poetry, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction written by U.S. writers and published in the United States during the previous year. Finalists in each category receive $1,000 each. Using the online submission system, publishers may submit an entry form by May 17. Six copies of books, bound galleys, or bound manuscripts published or scheduled for publication between December 1, 2016, and November 30, 2017, should be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation by June 30 with a $135 entry fee per title. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

National Book Foundation, National Book Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261. Courtney Gillette, Awards Coordinator.

Library of Poetry Book Award

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$28
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bitter Oleander Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee between May 1 and June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bitter Oleander Press, Library of Poetry Book Award, 4983 Tall Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066.

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Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$40
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 120 to 500 pages with a $40 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.

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Katherine Anne Porter Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of North Texas Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 100 to 200 pages with a $25 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203. J. Andrew Briseño, General Editor.

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