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Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA). RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
EGA seeks to promote cooperation and the exchange of ideas among those who are engaged in needlework throughout the world by encouraging a high standard of design and technique in embroidery. Fellowships will be awarded for in-depth research in all areas of embroidery and allied textile arts, and to create a basis for dialogue between EGA and other grant and research institutions. Award: $1,000. Deadline: June 1.  

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. CARTER MANNY AWARD
Provides funding for academic dissertations whose focus is on areas directly concerned with architecture, and with other arts that contribute to architecture. Areas supported include architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, architectural technologies, architectural research, architectural history and theory, urban design and planning, and the fine arts in relation to architectural topics. Award: $15,000. Deadline: March 15.  

International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA). MILKA BLIZNAKOV PRIZE
For research on women in architecture and related design fields. Eligible applicants are architects, scholars, and researchers. Proposals may include an original project, research or scholarly work which contributes to and advances the recognition of women's contributions in design. Proposals that draw upon or expand the IAWA collections and reflect upon the broader context of women's contributions in the field of design are encouraged. Award: $2,500 plus $500 for travel. Deadline: May 1.  

International Furniture and Design Association Education Foundation.  IRMA DOBKIN UNIVERSAL DESIGN GRANT
Awarded to an individual working independently and involved with universal design in one of the following areas: product development, design project, education (e.g. an individual developing a curriculum, arranging a symposium, establishing a program or department, or writing a textbook/resource guide on the subject), or marketing (e.g. the promotion and/or dissemination of universal design information). Award: $2,000. All Deadlines: June 30.  
     • TONY TORRICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT - Awarded to a professional working in the interior furnishing industry who wants to advance his or her professional development and career through independent or academic study. An applicant may work in, but is not limited to, the areas of design, marketing, education, writing/publishing, retailing, or manufacturing. Award: $1,500.
     • ELIZABETH BROWN GRANT FOR INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAMS - For supplementary design program materials, such as books, periodicals, audio-visual aids, computer software, or other needed resources. Award: $1,000.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE - For scholars with a Ph.D. in any field related to architecture, including architectural and urban history, design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archaeology, who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic. Fellowships are up to nine months. Award: $3,500 per month. Deadline: April 15. 

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN
Promotes excellence in design and planning in the public realm for the benefit of all New Yorkers. Funds institutions and individuals to support the evolution of the design arts in the following fields: Design fields which are supported include: architecture, landscape architecture, graphic, fashion, industrial, and interior design. New and innovative solutions to design problems in all areas of funding are sought. Maximum Award: $10,000. Must be registered with NYSCA by February 22. Deadline:  April 1.



Media Arts

Capelli d'Angeli Foundation.
For women artists who are in treatment or are survivors of cancer at any stage and creating art in the form of painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Award: $500. Deadline: Open.

Jerome Foundation. Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program
For individual film, video, and digital artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. This program will consider projects created for exhibition in traditional venues such as theaters, festivals, or television, as well as non-traditional exhibition venues, such as projection in public spaces and distribution through mobile devices and the Internet. It does not support installation, which is subsidized in other Foundation programs. It also does not support commercial, industrial, informational, or educational work. Applicants must live within the five boroughs of New York City at the time of application and have lived there at least one year prior to the application deadline. Award: $10,000-$30,000. Deadline:  Open.  

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND
Awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Works may engage the Internet as an art medium and/or venue. Maximum Award: $10,000. Deadline: April 1.

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). FUND FOR THE ARTS PROJECT GRANTS - Dedicated to the preservation, development and promotion of the cultural and artistic expressions of the diverse Latino populations of the U.S. Latino artists may apply for support for professional or career development, or for the creation, development and presentation of work. Maximum Award: $5,000. All Deadlines: February 19.   
  • MASTER ARTISTS GRANT - Recognizes an established Latino artist for his/her work in the community and provides support that enables the Master Artist to serve as a mentor to another artist in the community. For established artists with at least ten years working in his/her artistic capacity. Award: $15,000.  

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS’ PROGRAM
Support for the creation of new work by New York State artists through artist-initiated projects in electronic media (video, sound art, installations, and new technologies) and film production, and the commissioning of new works by composers and theatre artists. The application must be submitted by a nonprofit Sponsoring Organization on behalf of the artist. Maximum Award: $25,000. Must be registered with NYSCA by February 22. Deadline: April 1.  

Prix Ars Electronica 2015. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CYBERARTS
Recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. Eligible works include 2D or 3D computer animation, digital short films and narratives, character animation, scientific visualizations, commercials, music videos, visual effects, and game cutscenes. Awards in Interactive Art, Digital Music & Sound Art, Hybrid Art, Digital Communities. The work entered must have been created, realized or significantly updated within the last two years, and originality counts. Participants may be individuals, groups, institutions, or companies. Maximum Award: $20,000 Euro. Deadline: March 6.

Women in Film Foundation.  FILM FINISHING FUND
Support for the completion of films or videotapes. Submissions are accepted for documentary, dramatic, educational, animated or experimental projects that adhere or relate to the following goals: increase employment and promote equal opportunities for women; encourage individual creative projects by women; enhance the media image of women; further the professional development of women; and influence prevailing attitudes and practices regarding women. Eligible applicants are independent producers, nonprofit art and/or cultural organizations, artists, and writers. Maximum Award: $15,000. Deadline: April 29. 

 

Visual Arts

Capelli d'Angeli Foundation.
For women artists who are in treatment or are survivors of cancer at any stage and creating art in the form of painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Award: $500. Deadline: Open.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
Provides small grants to individual feminists active in the visual arts, fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. The work must speak for peace and social justice and in some way shed light upon the condition of women. Write to: Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 630125, Bronx, NY 10463. Maximum Award: $1,500.  Deadline: June 30. 

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
Supports emerging artists in their study of drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture to assist in the early stages of their careers. Artists must be intent on pursuing artwork full-time, and have technical competence in representational or figurative art. Award: $15,000 Canadian. Deadline: Open.

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. CARTER MANNY AWARD
Provides funding for academic dissertations whose focus is on areas directly concerned with architecture, and with other arts that contribute to architecture. Areas supported include architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, architectural technologies, architectural research, architectural history and theory, urban design and planning, and the fine arts in relation to architectural topics. Award: $15,000. Deadline: March 15.  
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grants/carter-apply.asp

Jerome Foundation.  TRAVEL AND STUDY GRANT PROGRAM
The eligible disciplines for 2015 are music, theater, and visual arts, including composers, sound artists, playwrights, creators of performance art and experimental theater, and visual artists. The program supports activities including research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, and time for reflection and individualized study. Travel must occur between June 1, 2015, and December 31, 2017. Award: Varies. Deadline: February 19. http://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/travel-study

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). FUND FOR THE ARTS PROJECT GRANTS - Dedicated to the preservation, development and promotion of the cultural and artistic expressions of the diverse Latino populations of the U.S. Latino artists may apply for support for professional or career development, or for the creation, development and presentation of work. Maximum Award: $5,000. All Deadlines: February 19.  http://www.nalac.org/index.php  
• MASTER ARTISTS GRANT - Recognizes an established Latino artist for his/her work in the community and provides support that enables the Master Artist to serve as a mentor to another artist in the community. For established artists with at least ten years working in his/her artistic capacity. Award: $15,000.  

Oregon College of Art and Craft.  ARTIST IN  RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Offers a sixteen-week program designed to provides emerging and nationally-known artists the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process. Residents have the freedom to explore, experiment, interact, create and collaborate. The College hosts a number of Residencies each year  in: book arts, ceramics, drawing, fibers, metals, photography and wood. Artists from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Award: $6,000; housing and studio space. Deadline: May 1.   http://www.ocac.edu
    
Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Awards grants to painters, sculptors, and other artists who work on paper, including printmakers.  The Foundation’s dual criteria are artistic merit and financial need.  Award: $1,000 - $30,000.  Deadline: Open.  http://www.pkf.org/

The Studio Museum in Harlem.  
Serves emerging African-American artists and artists of African descent internationally. Artists’ media may include sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, and film and video. Artists receive a $20,000 fellowship, studio space, and a $1,000 materials stipend for a period of eleven months. Deadline: April 1.  www.studiomuseum.org


 

Writing

Academy of American Poets.  LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE
For the best book of poetry published in the previous year. Award: $25,000. Deadline: May 15.
    • JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD - Recognizes and supports a poet's second book. Award: $5,000. Deadline: May 15.

The Akron Poetry Prize.
To bring to the public, writers who speak in original and compelling voices. Award: $1,500 and publication of book. Deadline: June 15

American Institute of Physics. SCIENCE  COMMUNICATION AWARD
To promote effective science communication for the non-specialist in print, broadcast and new media, in order to improve the general public's appreciation of physics, astronomy, and allied science fields. The award categories are:science writing, writing for children and new media. Entries must be published in 2013. Award: $3,000, an engraved Windsor chair, and travel expenses to receive award. Deadline: February 22.

American Studies Association. JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN PUBLICATION PRIZE
For the best-published book in 2011 in American Studies. Award: $750.Deadline: March 1.

Sherwood Anderson Foundation. FICTION AWARD
For developing writers who have published at least one book of fiction or have had a collection of short stories published in major literary and/or commercial publications. Award: $20,000. Deadline: April 1.  Anhinga Press. ROBERT DANA-ANHINGA PRIZE FOR POETRY     Open to all poets writing in English. Award: $2,000and a reading tour of selected Florida colleges and universities, and the winning manuscript will be published by Anhinga Press. Deadline: February 15, May 15.http://www.anhinga.org/index.html

Arts and Letters. PRIZES       
Journal of contemporary culture offers an annual competition for original unpublished work in: Fiction (Short Story), Poetry, and Drama (One-Act Play). Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 18.
     •NEW! PRIME Poetry Prize - Offers a $401  prize for a short collection of poems as well as publication in the following issue of PRIME.  Deadline: July 31.

Association for Asian Studies. JOSEPH LEVENSON PRIZES
For nonfiction scholarly books on China published in 2012. Books must be in English and contribute to increased understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China. Two awards are offered, one for works whose main focus is on China before 1900 and the other for works on post-1900 China. Award: $1,000. Deadline: June 30.
     •JOHN WHITNEY HALL BOOK PRIZE - For an outstanding English language book published on Japan during 2012.Award: $1,000. Deadline: June 30.

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs.  AWP AWARD SERIES  
A nonprofit organization of writers, teachers, colleges, and universities which sponsors an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. Categories: novel, short fiction and creative nonfiction. Award: $2,000 and publication. All Deadlines: February 28.       
     •DONALD HALL PRIZE FOR POETRY - Open to published and unpublished poets alike for the best book-length manuscript of poetry. Award: $5,500 and publication.
     •GRACE PALEY PRIZE IN SHORT FICTION- Award: $5,500 and publication.

The Bellingham Review. LITERARY CONTESTS     
This biannual, nonprofit literary arts magazine offers fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry awards for unpublished works. Winners will be published in the Review. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 15.

Binghamton University.
MILT KESSLER POETRY BOOK AWARD
For the strongest collection of poems by a poet over 40 published in 2013.  Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 1
     •JOHN GARDNER FICTION BOOK AWARD - For the strongest novel or collection of fiction published in 2013. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 1.

Black Lawrence Press. THE HUDSON PRIZE
For an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: March 31. 

Bristol Prize, LTD. SHORT STORY Prize
For authors of short stories on any theme or subject, and in any style whether it is graphic, verse or genre-based. Awards: £1,000, £750, £400. Deadline: April 30.

Anna Burland Services Limited. DAVID BURLAND POETRY PRIZE
Entries will be accepted from writers of any nationality and from any country provided that they are written in the English or French Language. Poems must not have been published prior to entry and should not appear in print, on a website, self-published, or broadcast before announcement of the winner and the winning poem. Award: £500, £100, £30. Deadline: May 31.

The Carnegie Fund for Authors. GRANTS-IN-AID     
Offers emergency assistance to qualified authors of published books who have experienced a financial emergency. Grants vary according to need. For more information on how to apply, write: Carnegie Fund for Authors, 1 Old Country Place, Carle Place, NY 11514.

Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation. ARTS WRITERS GRANT
Supports the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. For writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants. Awards are given for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing. Award: $3,000-$50,000. Deadline: May 15.

Exeter Writers. SHORT STORY
The competition is open to published and unpublished authors writing in any genre anywhere in the world. Awards: £500, £250, £100. Deadline: March 31.

Four Way Books.  LEVIS POETRY PRIZE
For publication of a book-length collection of poetry. Open to any poet writing in English who is a citizen of the United States and has not published a book-length collection of poetry. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 31.

Glimmer Train Press, Inc. SHORT-STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS
Open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any publication with a circulation over 5,000. Awards: $1,500, $500, $300. Deadline: May 31.
      •FAMILY MATTERS - Open to all writers. Stories about family, not to exceed 12,000 words. Awards: $1,500, $500, $300. Deadlines: April 30, July 31. 
      •FICTION OPEN - For all writers, all themes. Awards: $2,500, $1,000, $600. Deadlines: March 31, June30.
      •VERY SHORT FICTION AWARD - Open to all writers, up to 3,000 words. Awards: $1,500, $500, $300. Deadline: July 30.

Gulf Coast Magazine. PRIZES
A journal of literature and fine arts at the University of Houston. Awards for unpublished Poetry,
Fiction, and Nonfiction, of no more than 25 pages for stories and essays, and 10 pages maximum for up to five poems. Awards: $1,500, $250. Deadline: March 15.

History of Science Society. WATSON DAVIS AND HELEN MILES DAVIS PRIZE
For books on the history of science directed to a wide public (including undergraduate instruction). The book should introduce an entire field, a chronological period, a national tradition, or the work of a noteworthy individual. Books published during the three years prior to the award date are eligible for nomination. Award: $1,000. All Deadlines: April 1.
     •PFIZER AWARD - Recognizes an outstanding published book on the history of science in the past three years. Award: $2,500.
     •THE MARGARET W. ROSSITER HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE PRIZE - For an outstanding book (or, in even-numbered years, an article) on the history of women in science. The writing may take a biographical, institutional, theoretical, or other approach to the topic, which may include discussions of women's activities in science, analyses of past scientific practices that deal explicitly with gender, and investigations regarding women as viewed by scientists. These may relate to medicine, technology, and the social sciences as well as the natural sciences. Award: $1,000.

Jerome Foundation. TRAVEL AND STUDY GRANT PROGRAM
The eligible disciplines for 2014 are dance, film and video, literature. The program supports activities including research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, and time for reflection and individualized study. Travel must occur between June 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016. Award: Varies. Deadline: February 24.

J.M. Kaplan Fund. FURTHERMORE GRANTS IN PUBLISHING
For nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; civil liberties, and other public issues of the day. Grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding. Application must be through a non-profit, academic institution, independent and university presses, and professional societies. Award: $500 - $15,000. Deadlines: March 1, September 1.

Middle East Studies Association. ALBERT HOURANI BOOK AWARD
Recognizes outstanding publishing in Middle East studies. Books must be non-fiction scholarly monographs based on original research published in English between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Areas primarily of interest include Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the seventh century to modern times. Spain, Southeastern Europe, the Soviet Union and other regions also are included for the periods in which their territories were part of the Middle Eastern empires or were under the influence of Middle Eastern civilization. Award: $1,000. Deadline: April 1.
      •Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award - Subject matter must deal with Iran and the work must seek to advance knowledge and scholarship on Iranian society, culture, and history from ancient times to the present and as addressed by the fields of literature, philosophy, social studies, art, science, and other disciplines. Books must be non-fiction scholarly monographs based on original research published in English between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Award: $2,000.Deadline: April 15.

Modern Language Association of America. PRIZES AND AWARDS   
For recently published books, scholarly articles or studies. Some of the topics are: teaching foreign languages and literature; Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures; French or francophone linguistic or literary studies; Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian; teaching English language, literature, rhetoric, and composition. Studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, and interdisciplinary topics are also eligible. Maximum Award: $2,000.  Deadlines: March 1, April 1, May 1.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. - See Women Artists.

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). - See Media Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts.  CREATIVE WRITING
Through fellowships to published creative writers of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry, the Endowment enables published writers to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This program operates on a two-year cycle with poetry fellowships this year, and prose fellowships available next year. Award: $25,000. Deadline: February 28.

National Press Foundation.  EVERT CLARK/SETH PAYNE AWARD
For young science writers age thirty or younger reporting in all fields of science including, but not limited to, writing in the biological, physical, environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology, mathematics, health, and science policy. The award is limited to non-technical, print and online journalism only. Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, and newsletters are eligible. Any story printed between June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2014 will be eligible. Award: $1,000. Deadline: July 1.

The Pinch. LITERARY AWARDS
University of Memphis Literary Journal provides awards for the best writing. Winners will be published in the spring issue. Fiction Award: $1,000. Poetry Award: $1,000, Creative Nonfiction Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 15.

Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. FAULKNER WISDOM WRITING COMPETITION
Open to all writing in English, the competition is for previously unpublished work. Entries are accepted in seven categories: Novel, Novella, Novel-in-Progress, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, and Short Story by a high school student. Overall goals of the competition are to seek out new, talented writers and assist them in finding literary agents and, ultimately, publishers for their work. Awards: Novel: $7,500; Novella: $2,000; Narrative Non-Fiction: $2,000; Short Story: $1,500; Essay: $1,500; Poetry: $750. Deadline: May 1.

Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.
The Center has been accorded international recognition for many of its activities including the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. 
    •PATTERSON POETRY PRIZE - For a book of poems published in 2012, must be 48 pages or more and have a print run of 500 copies or more. Award: $1,000. Deadline: February 1.
    •ALLEN GINSBERG AWARDS - For poetry honoring Allen Ginsberg's contribution to American literature. The winning poems and all honorable mention winners as well as editor's choice poems will be published in "The Paterson Literary Review." Awards: First prize: $1,000, second prize: $200, and third prize: $100. Deadline: April 1.
    •PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE -For the best book for young people published in 2012. One award will be made in each of three categories: Pre-K through grade three; grades four to six; and grades seven to twelve. Award: $500. Deadline: March 15.  
     •PATERSON FICTION PRIZE -For a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2012. Award: $1,000. Deadline: April 1.

Rattle. POETRY PRIZE
Published twice a year, the magazine’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry. Open to writers, worldwide, for one previously unpublished poem. Poems may be any length, any style, and any subject. Award: $5,000.  Fifteen finalists will receive $100 each and be published in the winter issue of Rattle. Deadline: July 15.

Sarah Lawrence College. CAMPBELL CORNER POETRY PRIZE
Poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity are especially welcome. The winning entries will be published on the College’s Language Exchange website. Previously published work is accepted. Award: $3,000. Deadline: March15.

Snake Nation Press.  VIOLET REED HAAS PRIZE FOR POETRY
Supports a poetry contest, previously published poems are eligible. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: August 31.
    •SERENA MCDONALD KENNEDY AWARD – For a 50,000 word maximum novella or 200 page manuscript of short stories. Any well written manuscript on any topic will be considered. Previously published works may be entered. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: August 31.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. WORK-IN-PROGRESS GRANTS
To assist children’s book writers and illustrators in the completion of a specific project. Categories: Picture Book Text, Contemporary young adult novel, Multi-cultural fiction, Nonfiction research.
Award: $2,000, runner-up $500. Deadline: March 31.

The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
For submissions of fine poetry of any style and length, for work that is carefully crafted, keenly felt, and freshly perceived. Poems previously published are acceptable. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: May 1. 

Subterrain Magazine.   LUSH TRIUMPHANT LITERARY AWARDS COMPETITION
Literary magazine published three times a year includes a fusion of fiction, poetry, photography and graphic illustration from rising Canadian, U.S. & International writers and artists. Awards for unpublished material in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Awards: $750, $250. Deadline: May 15.

Textile Society of America. R. L.SHEP BOOK AWARD
To encourage the study and understanding of textile traditions, the award is for the best book on ethnographic textiles published in 2012. Award: $750. Deadline: March 1.

Tupelo Press. AWARD
Fora first or second book of poetry. Submissions are accepted from anyone writing in the English language. Award: $3,000. Deadline: April 30
.     •SNOWBOUND SERIES CHAPBOOK AWARD - This competition is open to any poet writing in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations are not eligible, nor are previously self-published books. The winning poet will receive 50 copies. Award: $1,000. Deadline: February 28.

University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK).CHARLES PICK SOUTH ASIA FELLOWSHIP
Supports  the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose. The residential fellowship at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK lasts for six months, starting on September 1. Award: £10,000. Deadline: January 31.

University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences. THE THATCHER HOFFMAN SMITH PRIZE – See Media Arts.

University of Pittsburgh Press. AGNES LYNCH STARRETT POETRY PRIZE
Award and publication for a first full-length book of poems. Award: $5,000. Deadline: April 30.
    •DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE - Award and publication for a collection of short fiction. Open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals. Award: $15,000. Deadline: June 30.
       
University of Tulsa. NIMROD/HARDMAN WRITING AWARDS
Presented to writers and poets for either a poem or work of short fiction. Cash awards plus publication are given to first and second prizewinners. No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere are eligible. Awards: $2,000, $1,000. Deadline: April 30.

George Washington University. JENNY MCKEAN MOORE FELLOWSHIP
For a fiction writer with significant publications and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. The writer need not have conventional academic credentials. Subsidized housing is provided at the historic Lenthall House, a 4-story Federal-era townhouse on campus from September 1 through early May. Teaching one course per semester is required. Award: $58,000. Deadline: Open.

Wilkes University. JAMES JONES FIRST NOVEL FELLOWSHIP
Awards an American author of a first novel-in-progress. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition. Award: $10,000.Two runners-up awards: $750. Deadline: March 1.

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.  ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIPS
For unpublished new writers working on a first book of poetry or fiction to spend an academic year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eligible applicants must have completed an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing. Award: $27,000. Deadline: February 28.
    •DJERASSI PLAYWRITING FELLOWSHIP - Encourages playwrights whose work is not only performed, but also has intrinsic literary value. For playwrights whose work has been produced at major regional or professional theaters, and who have university-level teaching experience. Award: $27,000. Deadline: April 20.

Writer’s Digest. ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION
Supports writing prizes in each of the following categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious); Memoirs/Personal Essay; Magazine Feature Article; Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.); Mainstream/Literary Short Story; Rhyming Poetry; Non-rhyming Poetry; Stage Play; Television/Movie Script); and Children's/Young Adult Fiction.Entries must be original, written in English, and unpublished and unproduced. Maximum Award: $3,000. Deadline: May 5.

Writers Emergency Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance to established, professional freelance writers of nonfiction books and magazine articles. Writers who are elderly, ill, disabled, or facing an extraordinary crisis are eligible. Deadline: Open. 

Yale University Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC). FREDRICK DOUGLASS BOOK PRIZE- For the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English in 2013 on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and antislavery movements. All geographic areas and time periods are of interest. Award: $25,000. Deadline: March 1.

The W.B. Yeats Society of New York. POETRY COMPETITION
Open to members and nonmembers of any age, from any locality. Poems in English up to 60 lines, not previously published, on any subject may be submitted. Awards: $250, $100. Deadline: February 1. 

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