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American Academy in Rome.  ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Support ranges from six months to two years to pursue independent work in: Architecture, Design (Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Set, Urban), History of Art, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Visual Arts, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern and Modern Italian Studies. Award: $16,000 - $28,000. Deadline: November 1. 

American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA).  FELLOWSHIPS FOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS - Funds imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth century American history. Projects may include costume, set designs, sculpture, graphic arts, poetry, illustration, and nonfiction works of history designed for adults or children. Four-week fellowships for uninterrupted research at the Society. Award: $1,350 for fellows residing on campus; $1,850 for fellows residing off campus. Deadline: October 5

College of Fine and Applied Arts - University of Illinois.  KATE NEAL KINLEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
Supports one year of advanced academic study in America or abroad. Award: $20,000 for study in Architectural Design and History or Art and Design. Award: $9,000 for study in Art, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban or Regional Planning. Deadline: December 1.

The Furniture Society.  EDUCATIONAL GRANTS                                   
To promote excellence in the studio furniture field, funds are provided for professional development or special projects of an educational nature. Professional development grants support travel, registration/tuition or other fees for workshops, seminars, conferences, apprenticeships and residencies that relate to the applicant’s career directions. Special project grants support exhibitions, seminars, visiting-artist programs and research related to the furniture field. Maximum Award: $2,000. Deadline: February 2. 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design. LOEB FELLOWSHIPS
Fellows are accomplished, mid-career professionals who have been engaged in their field for a minimum of five years, and have compiled a record of exemplary work. Most applicants have expertise in the disciplines in which the Design School grants degrees: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and urban design. Others come from complementary fields such as public art, infrastructure design, community development and the journalism that explores this work. Award: $35,000 and travel. Deadline: January 5. 

Media Arts

Ann Arbor Film Festival. BARBARA ARONOFSKY LATHAM AWARD FOR EMERGING EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ARTIST - For the most promising video artist at the inception of her/his career. Open to all motion pictures and all genres that demonstrate a high regard for the moving image as an art form. Award: $1,000. All Deadlines: October 1.
           • GUS VAN SANT BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARD -  To honor the film that best represents the use of experimental processes, forms and topics. Award: $1,000.

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. ROBERT GIARD MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
For an emerging, early or mid-career artist working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video of no more than 30 minutes in length. This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. Award: $7,500.
Deadline: November 15.  

Frameline. COMPLETION FUND
Provides grants to emerging and established  filmmakers for films that represent and reflect LGBT life in all its complexity and richness. Award:  $1,500-$5,000. Deadline: October 31.     

Jerome Foundation. NEW YORK CITY FILM, VIDEO  AND DIGITAL PRODUCTION GRANT PROGRAM
For emerging artists who make creative use of their respective media. Artist/Directors who reside within the five boroughs of New York City, and who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation and documentary production are eligible. Award: $10,000-$30,000. Deadline: Open.
  

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). FUND FOR THE ARTS Artist/Ensemble Project Grant -  Supports artists whose work demonstrates excellence and the potential for impacting the Latino arts field. Grant funds may be used to support creation, development and/or presentation of work; equipment purchases necessary for artistic production; research and travel; professional or career development; living and studio expenses; technical support, studio assistance or collaborations; documentation, production expenses and maintenance. Projects may take place between September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. Award: $5,000. Deadline: February 6.
         •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.
     

 

Visual Arts

 

American Academy in Berlin. FELLOWSHIPS
Academy Fellows are sought from the fine arts, art history, history, philosophy, sociology, political science, public policy, architecture, law, business, economics and journalism. Fellows are encouraged to take up an association with a Berlin institution such as a museum, library, archive, university, government agency, film studio or media organization. Includes round trip airfare, an apartment-suite and partial board at the Hans Arnhold Center, an historic lakeside villa. Award: $5,000 per month of residency. Deadline: September 29.   

American Academy in Rome. ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Support ranges from six months to two years to pursue independent work in: Architecture, Design (Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Set, Urban), History of Art, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Visual Arts, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern and Modern Italian Studies. Award: $16,000 - $28,000. Deadline: November 1. 

. ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMSupport ranges from six months to two years to pursue independent work in: Architecture, Design (Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Set, Urban), History of Art, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Visual Arts, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern and Modern Italian Studies. Award: $16,000 - $28,000.

American Antiquarian Society.  FELLOWSHIPS FOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS  Funds imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth century American history. Projects may include costume, set designs, sculpture, graphic arts, poetry, illustration, and nonfiction works of history designed for adults or children. Four-week fellowships for uninterrupted research at the Society. Award: $1,350 for fellows residing on campus; $1,850 for fellows residing off campus. Deadline: October 5. 

American-Scandinavian Foundation. AWARDS FOR STUDY IN SCANDINAVIA                                                                                                                                                
Grants are for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts, to carry out research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for one to three months. Applicants must have a well-defined research, study or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Fellowships are intended to support a yearlong stay for dissertation research or study. Grants: $5,000. Fellowships: $23,000. Deadline: November 1. 

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. ROBERT GIARD MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
For an emerging, early or mid-career artist working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video of no more than 30 minutes in length. This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. Award: $7,500. Deadline: November 15

Citizens Exchange Council. ARTSLINK PROJECTS
Support U.S. artists, curators, presenters, and non profit arts organizations to engage in visual and media arts projects with their colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Projects should be designed to benefit participants or audiences in both countries. Maximum Award: $10,000.  Deadline: January 15.
     • INDEPENDENT PARTNERSHIP GRANTS - For artists and arts managers in Russia, Eurasia and Central/Eastern Europe to come to the U.S. to pursue projects with their colleagues here. Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a U.S. non-profit organization in order to apply. Award: $5,000 to host institution.  Deadline: December 1.

College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois.  KATE NEAL KINLEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
Supports one year of advanced academic study in America or abroad. Award: $20,000 for study in Architectural Design and History or Art and Design. Award: $9,000 for study in Art, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban or Regional Planning. Deadline: December 1.

Dedalus Foundation. SENIOR FELLOWSHIP
To encourage and support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. Awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Maximum Award: $30,000. Deadline: September 15.    
       • NEW! MASTER OF FINE ART FELLOWSHIP IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE - Awarded annually to final-year students who are graduating from an M.F.A. degree program. Each fellowship includes the use of free studio space. Candidacy for the fellowship is by nomination only. Each fall, department chairpersons from M.F.A. programs are invited to nominate two candidates. Nominees should be graduating in the spring semester that directly follows the fall nominating cycle. Nominees need not be U.S. citizens. Award: $20,000. Deadline: January 15.

Gottlieb Foundation. INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT GRANTS
Encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. Grants are awarded to artists who can demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years.  Award: $20,000. Deadline: December 15.
       • THE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Grants are given as one-time financial assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Artists must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Maximum Award: $10,000. Deadline: Open.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
Assists artists who have demonstrated technical competence in representational or figurative art for study in drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Successful candidates must be intent on pursuing artwork full-time. Award: $15,000 Canadian.  Deadline: Open.

Jerome Foundation.  GENERAL PROGRAM
Supports exhibitions, fellowships, production grants, and workshops for emerging artists in: arts criticism, dance, film/video, media arts, literature, music, theater/performance art, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary work. Individuals may apply for travel and study grants, or for the media arts production grants. Otherwise, the Foundation prefers to fund organizations which offer stipends to artists for their participation. Award amounts vary.  Deadline: Open.    

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.  THE EZRA JACK KEATS/KERLAN MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
For a talented writer and/or illustrator of children’s books who wishes to use the Kerlan Collection for the furtherance of his or her artistic development. Award: $1,500. Deadline: January 30. https://www.lib.umn.edu/clrc/awards-grants-and-fellowships
      • MARILYN HOLLINSHEAD VISITING SCHOLARS FUND. - For Travel to the Kerlan Collection. Award: $1,500. Deadline: January 30.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). FUND FOR CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
Grants are awarded in every arts discipline with an emphasis on supporting arts activities where a particular need exists. Nonprofit organizations or artists with a fiscal sponsor can apply. First-time applicants are required to attend an information session. Award: $750-$5,000. Deadline: September 17.
           •MANHATTAN COMMUNITY ARTS FUND (MCAF) - For Manhattan artists and small nonprofit organizations to present their arts projects. MCAF often provides the first grant an artist receives, helping to leverage other support. The intent of the program is to help art happen in every Manhattan neighborhood. First-time applicants are required to attend an information session. Award: $750-$5,000. Deadline: September 17.
           •NEW! CREATIVE CURRICULA - Arts-education funding program open to cultural organizations and to teaching artists working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. Supports projects that engage K-12 students in semester-long, in-classroom projects that focus on sequential, skills-based arts study that incorporates one or more art forms or, integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects, collaboratively taught by teaching artists and classroom teachers as arts-in-education units. Award: $750-$5,000. Deadline: October 15.

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC).FUND FOR THE ARTS Artist/Ensemble Project Grant -  Supports artists whose work demonstrates excellence and the potential for impacting the Latino arts field. Grant funds may be used to support creation, development and/or presentation of work; equipment purchases necessary for artistic production; research and travel; professional or career development; living and studio expenses; technical support, studio assistance or collaborations; documentation, production expenses and maintenance. Projects may take place between September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. Award: $5,000. Deadline: February 6.
         •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 Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).  ARTISTS’ FELLOWSHIPS       
Support creative artists’ career development. A public service activity is included as part of the fellowship. This year's categories are: Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, Video/Film. Award: $7,000. Deadline: November 5.    

Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Awards grants to painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. The Foundation’s dual criteria are artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Award: $1,000 - $30,000.  Deadline: Open.

Puffin Foundation
For emerging artists working with socially significant topics. This year’s fields are: Video/Film, Fine Arts, and Public Interest. Award: $1,000-$2,500. Deadline: December 27

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. VISUAL ARTISTS’ FELLOWSHIPS
For artists with a strong record of achievement, and at least five years of work as a professional artist, including participation in several curated group shows and at least two professional solo exhibitions. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to the libraries and other resources of Harvard University. Maximum Award: $70,000. Deadline: October 1.

Smack Mellon Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).  ARTISTS’ STUDIO PROGRAM
Supports emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work. Provides artists working in all visual arts a free private studio space and access to shared facilities that for an eleven-month period. Artists must actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month. Award: $5,000. Deadline: November 4.

 

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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