historical fiction

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

American Library Association
No entry fee
December 1, 2017

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel published in the previous year that is set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of a book published in 2017 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Fellowships for Creative Writers

American Antiquarian Society
No entry fee
October 5, 2017

Up to three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Massachusetts, to research and write work informed by pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,150 to $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. For residencies in 2018, using the online submission system submit up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.


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