We’ve got a mixed bag for you this week: poetry, creative nonfiction, a prestigious fellowship, and even one for the translators out there! The deadline for all of them is Dec. 1, 2013.
Alice James Books is currently accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts for its Beatrice Hawley Award. The award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets who reside in the U.S. The winner will receive $2,000, book publication, and distribution through Consortium. Individual poems may have been previously published, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished. Manuscripts should be 48-80 pages in length. Entry fee: $25 for hardcopy submission; $30 for online submission. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Hamline University’s Water-Stone Review is currently accepting submissions for the Judith Kitchen Prize for creative nonfiction. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and two copies of the journal. Manuscripts must be original, unpublished work and should not exceed 8,000 words. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Creative Writing Program at the Stanford University is currently accepting applications for the Wallace Stegner Fellowship. The program offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. Fellowships include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. Tuition and health insurance are paid for by the Program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events. Entry fee: $75. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The University of Evanston’s Willis Barnstone Translation Prize is given to a poem translated into English. The competition welcomes submissions of unpublished translations of poems from any language and time period — ancient to contemporary. The length limit for each translation is 200 hundred lines. Translations of poems for which the translator has not secured the rights to publish are eligible, but only those in the public domain or those whose rights have been secured will be considered for publication in the Evansville Review. Entry fee: $5 for the first poem; $3 for each subsequent poem. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.