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.

Literary Prize

Deadline: 
May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$50,000

A prize of $50,000 is given biennially for a third, fourth, or fifth published book of fiction. Self-published books and English translations are eligible. Jeffery Renard Allen, Ellen Litman, and Rene Steinke will judge. Submit five copies of a short story collection or novel published between June 2015 and May 2017 by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

St. Francis College, Literary Prize, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Ian Maloney, Contact.

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Award Series

Deadline: 
February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$5,500

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Kim Addonizio will judge, and University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Sue Miller will judge, and University of Massachusetts Press will publish the winning collection. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Zachary Lazar will judge, and New Issues Press will publish the winning novel. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit an essay collection or memoir of 150 to 300 pages; Gretel Ehrlich will judge, and University of Georgia Press will publish the winning book. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members). Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301.

Book Awards

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

Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers or authors may submit two copies of books published in 2016 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Binghamton University, Book Awards, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric, Library North Room 1149, Vestal Parkway East, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.

Big Moose Prize

Deadline: 
January 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 novel. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 90 to 1,000 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Black Lawrence Press, Big Moose Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. (412) 488-8833. Diane Goettel, Executive Editor.

First Novel Fellowship

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. A selection from the winning work will be published in Provincetown Arts. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. Submit the first 50 pages of a novel-in-progress and a two-page outline with a $30 entry fee ($33 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Wilkes University, Creative Writing Program, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.

Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Deadline: 
February 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$29
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $29 entry fee by February 15. Rowan Ricardo Phillips will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 250 pages of stories, novellas, or a short novel with a $29 entry fee by February 15. Paul Yoon will judge. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.

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Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Deadline: 
February 2, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October are given annually for a poetry collection, a novel or collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2016 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southern Illinois University, Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Award Coordinator.

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.

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