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Academy of American Poets

WALT WHITMAN AWARD

A prize of $5,000, publication by Gray-wolf Press, and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy, is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. The winning book will also be distributed to 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. Harryette Mullen will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $35 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Academy of American Poets, Walt Whitman Award, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Nikay Paredes, Programs Manager. awards@poets.org

www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award

Alice James Books

ALICE JAMES AWARD

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $30 entry fee by November 4. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071. Alyssa Neptune, Managing Editor.

info@alicejamesbooks.orgwww.alicejamesbooks.org/submit

American Academy in Berlin

BERLIN PRIZE FELLOWSHIPS

Residential fellowships are given annually to fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers to spend an academic semester in residence at the Hans Arn-hold Center at the American Academy in Berlin. Fellows receive a $5,000 monthly stipend, lodging, partial board, and round-trip airfare. Writers based in the United States who have published at least one book of fiction or nonfiction are eligible. Submit two writing samples totaling no more than 60 pages, a project proposal that includes an excerpt from the proposed project, and a curriculum vitae by September 23; submit three letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Academy by the references) by September 30. There is no application fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

American Academy in Berlin, Berlin Prize Fellowships, Am Sandwerder 17-19, 14109 Berlin, Germany. Emma Lo, Fellows Selection Coordinator.

el@americanacademy.dewww.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship

American Literary Review

LITERARY AWARDS

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in American Literary Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems, a story of up to 8,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $15 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

American Literary Review, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 311307, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203.

www.americanliteraryreview.com

American Poetry Review

HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE

A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winning book is distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Li-Young Lee will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, 320 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor.

www.aprweb.org

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

An award of approximately $60,500 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study outside of North America. Submit two copies of up to 40 pages of poetry or a published book and up to 20 pages of poetry by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Charles A. Cheever and William A. Lowell, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110. (617) 248-4729. Gina Coletti, Trust Advisor. amylowell@choate.com

www.amylowell.org

A Public Space

A PUBLIC SPACE FELLOWSHIPS

Three six-month fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging fiction writers and nonfiction writers who have not published a full-length book. The fellows will work with the editors to prepare a piece for publication in A Public Space and will also have the opportunity to meet with publishing professionals and participate in a public reading in New York City. For fellowships from March 2020 to September 2020, using only the online submission system, submit a short story or essay of any length with a cover letter and a brief written statement between September 15 and October 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

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