This week’s batch of prizes includes two awards for creative nonfiction, a short fiction prize, and a translation prize. Deadlines range from May 26-31.
The BOA Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to a collection of short stories. Translations, novels, and novellas are not eligible. Individual stories from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, etc. Entries should range from 90-200 pages. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by BOA Editions. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Creative Nonfiction Short Memoir Award will be given to an essay that reaches beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Memoir Issue. Essays must be previously unpublished and should not exceed 4,000 words. All essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. Entry fee: $20 (or $25 for a subscription). Deadline: May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
Beginning on May 1, the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize will be open for submissions. The award is given to the most promising and innovative literary nonfiction project by a writer not yet established in the genre. The next prize will be awarded to a manuscript in progress. Authors should send a sample from their manuscript (at least 100 pages), as well as a description of the work. Any writer who has published at least one previous book (in any genre) and resides in the United States is eligible. Graywolf will only consider one submission per person. The winner will receive $12,000 and publication. Deadline: May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Susan Sontag Prize for Translation will be awarded to a proposed work of literary translation from Mandarin Chinese into English and is open to anyone under the age of 30. The translation must fall under the category of fiction or letters. Acceptable proposals include a novella, a play, a collection of short stories or poems, or a collection of letters that have literary import. The project should be manageable for a four-month period of work. The winner will receive $5,000. Deadline: May 26, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.