Just to keep us all on our toes and actively pursuing our writing and publishing goals, I’ve gathered some information on several contests that might be of interest:
The Anhinga Press Robert Dana Prize for Poetry: This prize is offered annually for a previously unpublished book-length collection of poetry. The competition is open to writers from all regions. The winner will receive $2000 and a reading tour of selected Florida colleges and universities. In addition, the winning manuscript will be published by Anhinga Press. Contest results are announced in November on the Anhinga Press website and published in Poets & Writers, The Writers’ Chronicle, New Pages, and other writer’s magazines. The winning book is usually published about one year after its selection. Contest opens: February 1, 2014.
The Malahat Review Novella Prize: This prize is offered every other year (on even years) for a previously unpublished novella. Requirements: One entry of a single work of fiction, from 10,000 to 20,000 words in length. No restrictions as to genre, subject matter, or aesthetic approach. Prize is $1,500 and publication. Deadline: February 1.
22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards: This competition is co-sponsored by Book Marketing and is designed to spotlight self-published works in a range of genres. The benefits include: A $3000.00 cash prize, national exposure, and a
paid trip to the annual Writer’s Digest Conference. For registration fees and to enter, visit the Writer’s Digest Web site.
Science in Society Journalism Awards: Categories for 2014: NASW will award separate cash prizes of $2,500 for writing in five categories: books, commentary or opinion, science reporting, science reporting for a local or regional audience, and long-form science reporting. Awards are open to print, broadcast, and online journalists. Winners and their publishers/broadcasters will also receive certificates. Apply by February 1.
And write on!