Genre: Fiction

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writer-in-Residence Program

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Arkansas State University offers a monthlong residency in June to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Piggott, Arkansas. The residency includes a loft apartment on the downtown square in Piggott, a $1,000 stipend to help cover food and transportation costs, and the opportunity to write in the studio where Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms in 1928. The writer-in-residence will serve as a mentor for eight to ten writers in a weeklong retreat at the education center.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
June 1, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2024
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writer-in-Residence Program, 1913 Museum Row, Piggott, AR 72454. (870) 598-3487. Adam Long, Executive Director.

Adam Long
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Piggott
Contact State: 
AR
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
72454
Country: 
US

Rediscovered Classic

2.21.24

Our Daily News series reports a recent New Yorker article telling the story of how a bartender in Manchester came across a novel from the 1930s and tracked down the rights for the book in order to get it back in print. Thanks to Jack Chadwick’s discovery, Caliban Shrieks by Jack Hilton will be republished in March by Vintage Classics in the United Kingdom. This week write a short story in which your character comes across an out-of-print book and finds adventure while tracking down the whereabouts of its author. Do plot points from the mysterious book come into play in your tale?

Paul Harding: This Other Eden

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In this 2023 Charleston Literary Festival event, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Paul Harding talks to Geoffrey Harpham about his latest novel, This Other Eden (Norton, 2023), which is inspired by the true story of Malaga Island, home to one of the first racially integrated towns in the American Northeast.

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Fourteen Days Book Trailer

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Watch the book trailer for Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (Harper, 2024) edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, a project from the Authors Guild in which each character living inside an imaginary New York City apartment building has been written by a different, well-known author. Read more about the book in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Thanks to the extra fraction of a calendar day it takes Earth to orbit the sun each year, you have this leap year’s compensation day to apply to awards with deadlines on February 28 and February 29! Use that temps perdu to submit to contests offering prizes including $22,000 and publication for a nonfiction manuscript-in-progress that “emphasizes innovation in form and content”; $3,000, publication, and 20 author copies for a first or second poetry collection; and two prizes of $2,000 for a poetry e-book and a fiction e-book that depict “cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.” Best of luck!

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Award Series
 
Three prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a novel. A prize of $2,500 and publication by a participating press is also given annually for an essay collection or a memoir. Deadline: February 28. Entry fee: $30 ($20 for AWP members). 

Austin Community College
Balcones Prizes
 
Two prizes of $1,500 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published during the previous year. English translations of works originally written in another language are accepted. Deadline: February 28. Entry fee: $25 for poetry and $30 for fiction. 

Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Self-Publishing Literary Awards
 
Two prizes of $2,500 each are given annually for a poetry e-book and a fiction e-book self-published during the previous year by an African American writer. The awards honor books that depict “cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.” Deadline: February 28. Entry fee: None.

Graywolf Press
Nonfiction Prize
 
A prize of $22,000 (comprised of a $20,000 advance and a $2,000 research stipend) and publication by Graywolf Press will be given biennially for a nonfiction manuscript-in-progress that “emphasizes innovation in form and content” by a writer who is not yet established in the genre of nonfiction. The editors will judge. Deadline: February 28. Entry fee: None. 

Little Tokyo Historical Society
Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest
 
Two prizes of $500 each and publication in Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei and Little Tokyo Historical Society websites are given annually for short stories that take place in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles and “capture the cultural spirit” of the neighborhood. One prize is given for a story written in English; the other is given for a story written in Japanese. Deadline: February 29. Entry fee: None.

Omnidawn Publishing
First/Second Poetry Book Contest
 
A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 20 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Desirée Alvarez will judge. Deadline: February 29. Entry fee: $35. 

Red Hen Press
Women’s Prose Prize
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a book of fiction or nonfiction by a writer who identifies as a woman. Laila Halaby will judge. Deadline: February 28. Entry fee: $25.

Tupelo Press
Snowbound Chapbook Award
 
A prize of $1,000, publication by Tupelo Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. All entries are considered for publication. Deadline: February 28. Entry fee: $25. 

Visit the contest websites for complete guidelines, and check out the Grants & Awards database and Submission Calendar for more contests in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation.

Arts & Letters Prizes

Arts & Letters
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
March 31, 2024
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Chelsea Rathburn will judge in poetry, Tiphanie Yanique will judge in fiction, and Beth Ann Fennelly will judge in nonfiction. Using only the online submission system, submit up to four poems of any length or up to 25 pages of prose with a $20 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Writer’s Retreat at Good Contrivance Farm

Good Contrivance Farm, an educational nonprofit, offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 24 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with private lodging in a renovated barn loft, which includes one bedroom, a bathroom, a full kitchen, a dining area, and a library; or in the Hen House Cottage, which includes a sleeping area with a queen-sized bed, a full kitchen, and a bathroom.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
February 21, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

The Writer’s Retreat at Good Contrivance Farm, 2015 Emory Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. (443) 529-2939. 

Contact City: 
Reisterstown
Contact State: 
MD
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
21136
Country: 
US
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National Translation Awards

American Literary Translators Association
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
March 18, 2024
Two prizes of $4,000 each are given annually for a book of poetry and a book of prose translated from any language into English and published in the previous year. For the poetry prize, poetry collections in translation are accepted; for the prose prize, short story collections, essay collections, novels, memoirs, and hybrid prose works in translation are accepted. Publishers may submit a book published in 2023 by March 18. The entry fee is $50 for presses that publish more than 10 titles each year and $30 for presses that publish 10 or fewer titles each year. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Literary Prizes

New Ohio Review
Entry Fee: 
$22
Deadline: 
April 15, 2024
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in New Ohio Review are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit a poem or group of poems of up to six pages or a story or essay of up to 20 pages with a $22 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New Ohio Review, by April 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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