Literary Awards

Deadline: 
December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$35
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in the previous year by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also receive a one-year PEN Center USA membership and two tickets to the Literary Awards Gala, to be held in Beverly Hills, California, in Fall 2017. Submit four copies of a book published in 2016 with a $35 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

PEN Center USA, Literary Awards, 8549 Wilshire Boulevard #355, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (323) 424-4939, ext. 1003.

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Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

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

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee ($30 for electronic submissions) by January 15, 2017. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes, University of Missouri, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558.

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Book Award

Deadline: 
November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$26
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500, publication by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Anne Harding Woodworth will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $26 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning book, by November 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Cider Press Review, Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. (717) 417-8596. Caron Andregg, Editor in Chief.

Chautauqua Prize

Deadline: 
December 15, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$75
Cash Prize: 
$7,500

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year. The winner also receives a weeklong, all-expenses-paid summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Authors, publishers, agents, or readers may submit eight copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2016 with a $75 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Prize, P.O. Box 28, 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722. (716) 357-6376. Sara Toth, Contact.

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
December 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Ohio University Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 95 pages with a $30 entry fee by December 1. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, 31 South Court Street, Suite 143, Athens, OH 45701. (740) 593-1160.

Best Translated Book Awards

Deadline: 
November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

Two awards of $10,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel translated into English for the first time and published in the previous year. The winning author will receive $5,000; the translator or group of translators will receive $5,000. Submit five copies of a translated poetry collection published in 2016 by December 31 or nine copies of a translated book of fiction published in 2016 by November 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Three Percent, Best Translated Book Awards, Open Letter Books, University of Rochester, Lattimore Hall 411, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627. (585) 319-0823. Chad Post, Director.

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Dorset Prize

Deadline: 
December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$28
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art valued at $1,500. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 88 pages with a $28 entry fee by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Tupelo Press, Dorset Prize, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.

Rilke Prize

Deadline: 
November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a mid-career poet. The winner will also receive airfare and lodging to give readings at the University of North Texas and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex on April 12 and April 13, 2017. U.S. poets who have published at least two previous poetry collections are eligible. The poetry faculty of the University of North Texas will judge. Authors, editors, or publishers may submit two copies of a book published between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016, by November 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203. Lisa Vining, Contact.

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Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 80 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201. Elaine LaMattina, Managing Director.

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Book Contest

Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000, publication by Brick Road Poetry Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Keith Badowski and Ron Self will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Brick Road Poetry Press, Book Contest, 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.

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