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.

Snowbound Chapbook Award

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Tupelo Press, Snowbound Chapbook Award, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-9611. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.

Poetry Prize

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Meena Alexander will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Marsh Hawk Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 206, East Rockaway, NY 11518. Sandy McIntosh, Publisher.

Book Prize

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$22
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Slope Editions is given annually for a poetry collection. Dawn Lundy Martin will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 90 pages with a $22 entry fee ($25 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Slope Editions, Book Prize, 847 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Christopher Janke, Senior Editor.

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Hudson Prize

Deadline: 
March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Lawrence Press, Hudson Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$33
Cash Prize: 
$1,150

A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Jeffery Renard Allen and the editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words with a $33 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Leapfrog Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Lisa Graziano, Managing Editor.

Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
April 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000, publication by Saturnalia Books, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Ross Gay will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by April 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003.

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