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Post-MFA Resources Directory|MFA in Creative Writing

Prizes

Boston Review Contests

Prize: Varies, $500 or $1500

Application: Online Form, Writing Sample, Entry Fee

Deadline: Varies, see website

Reference: http://www.bostonreview.net/contests

Creative Capital Grants

Prize: $50,000, Advisory and Development Services

Application: Letter of Inquiry

Deadline: March 1

Reference: http://creative-capital.org/ourprogram

Contact: grants@creative-capital.org

Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers

Prize: $3,000

Application: Online Application Form, Adobe PDF file with Biographical Statement, Project Title and Description, 10-page Writing Sample

Deadline: January 15

Reference: www.ellenmeloy.com

Contact: fund@ellenmeloy.com

Missouri Review: Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize

Prize: $5,000

Application: Writing Sample, Entry Fee

Reference: http://www.missourireview.com/contest/

Persea Books

Prize: Publication (of book), $1,000, Residency

Application: Writing Sample, Application Fee

Deadline: March 1

Reference: http://www.perseabooks.com

Contact: info@perseabooks.com


Starcherone Books

Prize: Publication (of book), $1,500

Application: Manuscript, Application Fee, SASE

Deadline: February 18

Reference: http://www.starcherone.com/prize.htm

Contact: startcontest@gmail.com

 

Prizes for Emerging Writers

Glimmer Train

Prize: $1,500, Publication

Deadline: February, May, August, November

Reference: http://www.glimmertrain.com/newwriters.html

James Jones First Novel Fellowship

Prize: $10,000

Application: 2-page Outline, First 50 Pages, Entry Fee

Deadline: March 15

Reference: http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp

Narrative

Prize: $4,000, Publication

Deadline: June 15

Reference: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/great-stories/narrative-prize

University of Iowa Press

Prize: Publication

Deadline: April for Poetry, September 30 for Fiction

Reference: http://www.uiowapress.org

Walt Whitman Award

Prize: $5,000, One-month residency, Publication

Application: Application form, Entry Fee, Manuscript

Reference: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/121

Deadline: November 15

The Yale Series of Younger Poets

Prize: Publication and Royalties

Deadline: November 15

Genre: Poetry

Reference: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/youngerpoets.asp


*Visit Poets & Writers for a longer list of prizes.


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