Mississippi Review Prizes

Mississippi Review
Entry Fee: 
$16
Deadline: 
January 1, 2020

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Mississippi Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Current or former University of Southern Mississippi students are ineligible. Submit three to five poems totaling up to 10 pages or a short story or essay of 1,000 to 8,000 words with a $15 entry fee ($16 for electronic submissions), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by January 1, 2020. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literature Awards

Willow Books
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
December 15, 2019

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Willow Books are given annually for a book of fiction and a book of creative nonfiction by writers of color. Using only the online submission system, submit a story collection, novella, novel, essay collection, or memoir of up to 200 pages with a $25 entry fee by December 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Translation Prizes

French-American Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
January 14, 2020

Two prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for translations from French into English of a book of fiction and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. A jury of translators and literary professionals will judge. Authors, translators, agents, and U.S. publishers may submit three excerpts from a book published in 2019 by January 14, 2020. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award

Florida Review
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
December 31, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Florida Review is given annually for a chapbook of short fiction, short nonfiction, or graphic narrative. Submit a manuscript of up to 45 pages with a $25 entry fee by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Cleveland Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
December 31, 2019

Three to four prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year that “contributes to our understanding of racism and appreciation of human diversity.” Rita Dove, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Joyce Carol Oates, Steven Pinker, and Simon Schama will judge. Submit five copies of a book published in 2019 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Translation Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of literary translation in digital or print publications or at least one book of translation between January 1, 2005, and January 1, 2020. Using only the online submission system, submit 10 to 15 pages of translation and the original work, a project description, a résumé, a résumé for the original author, a justification of retranslation (if applicable), and a list of published translations into English with proof of eligibility by January 15, 2020. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Desert Writers Award

Ellen Meloy Fund
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
January 15, 2020

A prize of $5,000 is given annually to enable a creative nonfiction writer “whose work reflects the spirit and passions for the desert embodied in Ellen Meloy’s writing” to spend creative time in a desert environment. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of creative nonfiction, a project proposal, and a biographical statement of up to one page with a $15 entry fee by January 15, 2020. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

Ashland Creek Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
December 31, 2019

A prize of $1,000 is given for an unpublished or published book of fiction or creative nonfiction that focuses on the environment, animal protection, ecology, or wildlife. The winner also receives a two-week residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, located on the central Oregon coast. Carol J. Adams will judge. All unpublished entries are considered for publication. Using only the online submission system, submit a story or essay collection, novel, or memoir of 40,000 to 90,000 words with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Brooklyn Nonfiction Prize

Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
December 1, 2019

A prize of $500 and publication on the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival website is given annually for a work of nonfiction that is set in Brooklyn, New York, and renders the borough’s “rich soul and intangible qualities through the writer’s actual experiences of Brooklyn.” Using only the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 2,500 words by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Jacobs/Jones African American Literary Prize

North Carolina Writers’ Network
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
January 2, 2020

A prize of $1,000 and possible publication in the Carolina Quarterly is given annually for a short story or an essay that “conveys the rich and varied existence of Black North Carolinians.” Black writers who live in North Carolina are eligible. Bridgette A. Lacy will judge. Submit two copies of a short story or essay of up to 3,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for NCWN members) by January 2, 2020. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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