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This week’s batch of contests includes prizes for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as an award for writers with children under the age of 18. Deadlines range from Feb 15-28.

The Arcadia Short Story Contest is currently seeking exceptionally well-crafted short stories. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words. There are no criteria for style or substance. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Arcadia 8. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: February 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) sponsors annual competitions for book-length works: the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, both of which award the winners $5,500 and publication, as well as AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction and AWP Prize for the Novel, the winners of which receive $2,500 and publication. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike. Only book-length manuscripts are eligible. The Award Series defines “book-length” as: 48 pages minimum text for poetry collections; 150-300 manuscript pages for short story or creative nonfiction collections; and at least 60,000 words for novel manuscripts. Entry fee: $20 for AWP members, $30 for nonmembers. Deadline: February 28, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award is intended for individual writers with families (at least one child under the age of 18). Applicants from the San Francisco bay area will be given preference, but writers from anywhere can apply. Writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry are encouraged to apply. The winners will receive $6,000. Applicants should submit their portfolio as well as a biography, an artist statement, their CV, and a description of how they will use the award. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch includes prizes for our Kentucky residents, our Midwest residents, women, and translators. Deadlines range from Jan 31-Feb 15.

The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships are given to Kentucky artists, including writers, who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work. Applications in the literary arts categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will be accepted this year. Fellows will receive $7,500. Awards are unrestricted and may be used in any way to enhance the artist’s career. Applications will be reviewed using the following performance expectations: artistic excellence and professional achievements. Deadline: February 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender and Women Studies at the University of Rochester is offering its annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman. The winner will receive a cash prize of $7,500. The prize will be awarded to a woman who is a USA citizen, and who has written the best book-length work of prose fiction, whether novel, short stories, or experimental writing. Works written primarily for children and publications from private and vanity presses cannot be considered. Deadline: February 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch includes a residency, a translation prize, a medical themed prize for poetry, and a short story contest. Deadlines range from Jan 31-Feb 1.

The Goethe-Institut Chicago is accepting submissions for the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize, which honors an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the US the previous year. The winner (translator) will receive $10,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago, where the award ceremony will be held. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are eligible. Deadline: January 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. Poems must be no more than 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form. They must be written in English and should not be translations of another writer’s work. The winner will receive £5,000 (or approximately $8,184). Entry fee: £10 per poem. Deadline: January 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes a fellowship for our Massachusetts residents as well as contests for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Deadlines range from January 27-31.

The Iowa Review Awards is a multi-genre writing contest in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submissions may be up to 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry (one poem or several, but no more than one poem per page). Work must be previously unpublished.  The winner will receive $1,500 and the runners-up will receive $750. All manuscripts will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: January 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Massachusetts Art Council’s Artist Fellowships provide direct, unrestricted support to Massachusetts artists in recognition of exceptional original work, to foster the creation of new art in the Commonwealth. Any artist 18 years or older who has been a legal resident of Massachusetts for the last two years at the time of application is eligible. All Artist Fellows/Finalists must be legal residents of Massachusetts when grants are awarded. Submissions must be 25 pages or less, but may be a single work or up to four works or excerpts. Deadline: January 27, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch includes several fellowships and residencies and a little something for our members residing in Washington (State) and Texas. Deadlines range from January 13-15.

The Artist Trust Fellowships are designed to recognize artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development for artists living in Washington State. Fourteen fellowships of $7,500 are awarded. Applicants must be 18 years or older and must be a resident of Washington State at the time of application. This year, the Artist Trust has partnered with the Millay Colony to provide one artist each in the Literary and Music disciplines a one-month long residency at the Colony and a $1,000 stipend. The residencies will take place in September and October of 2014. Artists in these disciplines should indicate their interest in the residency when applying for the Fellowship and provide a summary of how they would use the residency. Deadline: January 13, 2014. For more information including complete submission guidelines, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes fiction and poetry. Deadlines range from Dec 31-Jan 14.

The Cabell First Novelist Award recognizes a rising new talent in the literary world who has successfully published a first novel. The winner receives $5,000 and a party and the winning novel is taught in courses across Virginia Commonwealth University and by gifted high school students at the Governor’s School in Petersburg, Virginia. Books published from July through December 2013 are eligible for this next deadline and must be the author’s first novel. Deadline: January 14, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch includes a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as residencies. The deadline for each is December 31, 2013.

The Chautauqua Prize celebrates a book that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts. The winner receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in western New York. The prize is open to any book of original fiction or narrative/literary nonfiction, written in English. Entry fee: $75. Deadline: December 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes prizes for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Deadlines range from Dec 23-31.

The Anisfield-Wolf Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. Books must be written in English and published in the previous year (books published in 2013 are eligible for the 2014 prizes). Awards are given for both fiction and nonfiction. Works of poetry are eligible for the fiction prize. Plays, screenplays, unpublished manuscripts, and self-published books are not eligible. The winners will receive $10,000 and will be honored at an awards ceremony in Cleveland. Deadline: December 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes two regional contests (for California and Midwest residents) as well as translation awards and the PEN Literary Awards. Deadlines range from Dec 9-16.

The Commonwealth Club is now accepting submissions for the 83rd annual California Book Awards for books published in 2013. Applicants must be residents of California in order to qualify. Self-published books, print-on-demand books, and e-books are not eligible. Deadline: December 16, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

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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.

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