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Academy Fellowship


Academy Fellowship
The Academy of American Poets awards these fellowships to American poets for distinguished poetic achievement. Fellows are elected by majority vote of the Academy's Board of Chancellors. The Fellowship is now awarded to one poet each year, and carries with it a stipend of $25,000.

Bakeless Fiction Prize


Bakeless Prize
Annual book series competition for new authors of literary works in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Prize is publication by Graywolf Press and a fellowship to attend the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Best American Fantasy Stories


Best American Fantasy Stories
Literary journals, magazines, anthologies, and other venues based in North America are encouraged to submit their publications to Best American Fantasy so that the content can be considered in this anthology.

Best American Short Stories


Best American Short Stories
Annual anthology of short stories collected from literary magazines from the current year.

Carter Prize for the Essay


Carter Prize
A $1,000 prize for essays publsihed in Shenandoah, sponsored by Shenandoah and Washington and Lee University.

Clifton Fadiman Medal


Clifton Fadiman Medal
This award, with a cash prize of $5,000, was established in 2000 to recognize a work of fiction by a living American author that deserves rediscovery and a wider readership. A recognized writer chooses a worthy book published at least ten years ago.

Derringer Prize


Derringer Prize
The Short Mystery Fiction Society’s annual award honoring excellence in Short Mystery Fiction.

Edgar Allen Poe Award


Edgar Allen Poe Award
Prize given by the Mystery Writers of America.

Ezra Jack Keats Award


Ezra Jack Keats Award
Established in 1985 to recognize and encourage authors and illustrators new to the field of children's books. Given annually to an outstanding new writer of picture books for children. Prize is $1,000.

Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction


Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Sponsored by the University of Georgia Press. Authors of winning manuscripts receive a cash award of $1,000, and their collections are published by The Press.

Fred Bonnie Award


Fred Bonnie Award
River City Publishing's award for first novels. The winning manuscript is published, and the author receives a certificate of award and a $1,500 advance against royalties.

Georgia Author of the Year Award


Georgia Writer's Association
Affilitated with Kennesaw State University, recognition by the Georgia Writer's Association, since 1964.

Griffin International Poetry Prize


Griffin Poetry Prize
This prize is for the best collection of poetry in English published during the preceding year. One prize goes to a living Canadian poet or translator, the other to a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada. Prize is $50,000.

Guggenheim Fellowship


Guggenheim Foundation
Grants for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. The average amount of a Fellowship grant in 2007 was approximately $40,211. The purpose is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Hackney Literary Award


Hackney Literary Award
Open to writers nationwide; awards are presented each year as part of the Birmingham-Southern College Writing Today Conference. Awards $5,000 in annual prizes for novels, poetry and short fiction.

Hugo Award


Hugo Award
Given annually since 1955; science fiction’s most prestigious award.

James Laughlin Award


James Laughlin Award
Given to recognize and support a poet's second book. It is the only second-book award for poetry in the United States. The winning poet receives a cash prize of $5,000.

Jefferson Press Prize


Jefferson Press Prize
Recognizes a novel or collection of short stories of outstanding merit. Prize is $5,000 and a contract from Jefferson Press to publish the winning manuscript.

Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Choice Prize


Jeffrey E. Smith Prize
Awards $3,000 in the categories of fiction, poetry and essay. Sponsored by the Missouri Review.

John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize


Mercantile Center for Fiction
"Created by the Mercantile Center for Fiction, in recognition of John Sargent Sr., President and CEO of Doubleday and Company for many years."

Journey Prize


Journey Prize
The $10,000 Journey Prize, now known as The Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, is awarded annually to a new and developing writer for a short story published in a Canadian literary publication. The winner of the Journey Prize is selected from among the stories that appear in the current volume of The Journey Prize Stories.

Kingsley Tufts Award


Kingsley Tufts Award
"Presented annually for a work by an emerging poet, one who is past the very beginning but has not yet reached the acknowledged pinnacle of his or her career. In 2007, the purse was $100,000."

Landon Translation Award


Landon Translation Award
This $1,000 award recognizes a published translation of poetry from any language into English.

Lenore Marshall Prize


Lenore Marshall Prize
Established in 1975, this $25,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year.

Lidano Fiction Award


Lidano Fiction Award
Given out annually to the writer of the New York Tyrant's choosing. The recipient will be invited for a weeklong stay at the Tyrant's villa an hour south of Rome.

Motherwell Prize


Motherwell Prize
For a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English. Prize is $5,000 and publication by Fence Books.

National Book Award


National Book Award
Presented by the National Book Foundation, awards are granted in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. The winner in each category receives $10,000.

National Book Critics Circle Award


NBCC Award
Awards books in six categories: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry and Criticism.

National Endowment for the Arts Grant


NEA Grant
Creative Writing Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement: $25,000. Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English: $12,500.

Nebula Award


Nebula Award
Administered, voted and presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) to acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing.

New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award


Young Lions Fiction Award
The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories.

PEN American Center Awards for Fiction


PEN American Awards
Seven separate awards for different categories in fiction, from first-time fiction to children's fiction. PEN also has awards for nonfiction, poetry, drama and publishing/editing.

PEN/Faulkner


PEN/Faulkner
A national prize that honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. There are no entry fees or application forms.

Plimpton Prize


Plimpton Prize
Prizes are awarded annually by the editors of The Paris Review; $10,000 is awarded to the best work of fiction published in The Paris Review in a given year by an emerging or previously unpublished writer.

Poetry Society of America


Poetry Society of America
Four renowned poets will each choose a winning chapbook manuscript for publication and distribution by the Poetry Society of America. Winners will receive $1,000.

Priz Aurora


Priz Aurora
Given out annually for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works.

Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award


Raiziss/de Palchi Award
"This award recognizes outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $5,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship, given in alternating years. The fellowship is given to enable an American translator to travel, study, or otherwise advance a significant work-in-progress. The winner of the fellowship also receives a residency at the American Academy in Rome."

Red Hen Press Poetry Award


Red Hen Press Fiction and Poetry Awards
The press hosts the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award with a prize of $3,000 and publication.

Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers


Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize
"Contest alternates between poetry collections and short fiction. Prize of $2,500 awarded annually by Shenandoah and Washington and Lee University. The prize includes publication of new work in Shenandoah."

Slope Editions Book Prize


Slope Editions Book Prize
"Prize of $1,000 plus book publication by Slopes Editions, a publisher of fine small press books since 2002."

Society of Midland Authors


Society of Midland Authors
The Society presents awards of cash and recognition plaques to winners in the categories of adult fiction and nonfiction, biography, poetry, and children's fiction and nonfiction published in the previous year. The juried competition is open to authors and poets who reside in, were born in, or have strong ties to the twelve-state Midwestern Heartland.

The Story Prize


Story Prize
An annual book award for short story collections written in English and published in the U.S. during a calendar year. Awards $20,000 cash prize.

storySouth's Million Writers Award


Million Writers Award
The purpose is to honor and promote the best fiction published in online literary journals and magazines during the year. The prize is $300.

T.S. Elliot Prize


T.S. Elliot Prize
An annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English. Truman State University Press offers $2,000 and publication of the winning collection.

The American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Award


Honickman First Book Award
Offers publication of a book of poems, a $3,000 award, and distribution by Copper Canyon Press.

The Annual Charles Angoff Awards


Charles Angoff Awards
"A cash award, named in honor of The Literary Review's editor from 1957-1976. Awarded twice a year for poetry, essay and fiction."

University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series


Press Poetry Series
Publication and receipt of the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Winner also gives a featured reading at the Arkansas Festival of Writers.

Wallace Stevens Award


Wallace Stevens Award
Given annually by the American Poetry Society to recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry. Established in 1994, the award now carries a stipend of $100,000 for the recipient.

Walt Whitman Award - First Book Prize


Walt Whitman Award
The Walt Whitman Award brings first-book publication, a cash prize of $5,000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center to an American who has never before published a book of poetry.

William Arrowsmith Translation Award


William Arrowsmith Translation Award
This $1,000 award recognizes a published translation of poetry from any language into English. Books must be published in a standard edition (40 pages or more and 500 or more copies), and must consist primarily of poetry.

Whiting Writers Award


Whiting Writers Award
Given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. The awards of $50,000 each are based on accomplishment and promise. Candidates are proposed by nominators.


Literary Grants and Awards:

For Publishers

AAP Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing


AAP Award

Awards a $5,000 cash price for creativity in independent publishing.

Dzanc's Best of the Web


Dzanc's Best of the Web
This print anthology compiles the best fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that online literary journals have to offer in an eclectic collection in the manner of other broad-ranging anthologies, like the O' Henry Prize anthology.

Indie Book Award


Indie Book Award
Open to independent authors and publishers worldwide. Offers $1,000 prize to best fiction and non-fiction books.

National Magazine Award for Fiction


National Magazine Award
The awards honor print and online magazines for superior execution of stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design.

Pushcart Prize


Pushcart Prize
The most honored literary project in America. Little magazine and small press editors may nominate short fiction, poetry, essays and other writing from the current year’s publications.

The O'Henry Prize Stories


O'Henry Prize
An annual collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories, one of the most prestegious awards for short fiction. Published by Random House.

UTNE Independent Press Award for Best Writing


UTNE Independent Press Award
Magazines, journals, newsletters, alternative weeklies, and zines are nominated by the UTNE Reader staff.


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