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Keeping track… and 2 competitions

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of writing competitions? Having trouble deciding which ones to enter? Are deadlines passing you by? Poets & Writers Magazine offers a unique service to its readers. Every two months it publishes a listing of the competitions for grants and contest awards whose deadlines will come due soon. This editorial feature lists only competitions that will benefit a writer’s career and only those (with a few exceptions for prizes of stature) that offer $1,000 or more.
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Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards:
A prize of $2,000 will be given annually for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,500 and a third-place prize of $1,000 will also be awarded. All entries will be considered for publication by SFWP Press. Robert Olen Butler will judge. Submit up to 25 pages of prose with a $30 entry fee, or $25 for students, by December 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards
369 Montezuma Avenue, #350
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Kyle Semmel, Development Editor lap07@sfwp.com

Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award
A prize of $2,000 is given annually to enable creative nonfiction writers to spend creative time in a desert environment. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of creative nonfiction, a project description, and a biography by December 31. There is no entry fee. Call or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award
P.O. Box 484, Bluff, UT 84512.
(435) 669-5326. Greer Chesher, Contact.
fund@ellenmeloy.com or

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