Two prizes of $500 each are awarded annually to a poet and a fiction writer from a select state. Each winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with writers, editors, publishers, and agents. The 2018 contest is open to residents of Arkansas. Poets and fiction writers who have published no more than one full-length book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Cheryl Boyce Taylor will judge in poetry, and Porochista Khakpour will judge in fiction. Submit five copies of 7 to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of fiction by January 8, 2018. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. Bonnie Rose Marcus, Contact.