Art and Change Grants

Deadline: 
August 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

Project grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a partner for their project. Submit a project description and budget with the required entry form by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grants, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Program Director.

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Oregon Literary Fellowships

Deadline: 
June 23, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$3,500

Fellowships of $3,500 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. One Women Writers Fellowship and one Writer of Color Fellowship of $3,500 each are also given annually. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose with the required entry form by June 23. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583. Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers.

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Transformation Awards

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

Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, who are at least 18 years of age, and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Writers may submit an application by May 15. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and invite selected poets and writers to submit work for the second stage of the application process. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

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Leeway Foundation, Transformation Awards, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078.

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New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

Deadline: 
April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$16
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a woman who has not yet published a full-length collection. Leah Maines will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 30 pages with a $16 entry fee by April 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Finishing Line Press, New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. Chris Kincaid, Editor.

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Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
November 15, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$26
Cash Prize: 
$1,000
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 85 pages with a $26 entry fee by November 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Perugia Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 60364, Florence, MA 01062. Rebecca Olander, Director.

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize

Deadline: 
October 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$1,000
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a woman who is a U.S. citizen or resident. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, 277 Broadway, Suite 708, New York, NY 10007. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

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Doris Bakwin Award

Deadline: 
June 15, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a short story collection, a novel, or a memoir by a woman. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50,000 words with a $20 entry fee by June 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Carolina Wren Press, Doris Bakwin Award, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701. (919) 560-2738. Andrea Selch, President.