Uncategorized | December 31, 2007
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.
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.