This week’s batch of contests includes an Asian American poetry prize, a LAMBDA award, and a residency in Oregon. Deadlines range from March 1-15.
The Kundiman Poetry Prize is awarded to an exceptional book of poetry by an Asian American poet. The winner will receive $1,000 and book publication by Alice James Books. Manuscripts must be 50-70 pages in length. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. Entry fee: $28. Deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The LAMBDA Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize recognizes LGBT authors who have written and published at least three novels, or two novels and substantial additional literary work such as poetry, short stories, and essays. Age is not a factor in defining mid-career. The winners receive $5,000 each. Deadline: March 7, 2014. For more information, including how to nominate a candidate, please visit the website.
The PEN Northwest Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency is a seven-month residency given biennially to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer to live and work at the Dutch Henry Homestead in Oregon. The resident(s) will also receive a $5,000 stipend. The residency is open to poets and writers of all kinds, advanced in their careers or just setting out. Applicants may be individuals, couples (with or without children), or partnerships of two willing to live together in close quarters. Applicants should submit a resume, a writing sample of up to 20 pages or 10 single spaced pages of poetry, and a brief personal statement. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: March 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction, Poetry, and Literary Nonfiction are now accepting submissions. The winner of each category will receive $1,000 and publication in the Spring issue of Pinch Literary Journal. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but due to space constraints, cannot be guaranteed. Only unpublished work will be considered. Entry fee: $20 for the first entry; additional entries $10. Deadline: March 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.