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POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We list only prizes of $1,000 or more, prizes of less than $1,000 that charge no entry fee, and prestigious nonmonetary awards. Applications and submissions for the following prizes are due shortly. Before submitting a manuscript, first contact the sponsoring organization for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date and the Anatomy of Awards for a closer look at the numbers behind Grants and Awards. For announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.

Academy of American Poets

LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE A prize of $25,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a living poet published in the United States during the previous year. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to hundreds of members of the Academy of American Poets. Rigoberto González, Vijay Seshadri, and Susan Wheeler will judge. U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a book published in 2016 with a $75 entry fee by May 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a living poet that will be published in the forthcoming year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 1,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. Ruth Ellen Kocher, Jill McDonough, and Tyehimba Jess will judge. U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come under contract and will be published in 2018 by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. awards@poets.orgwww.poets.org/awards

American Literary Translators Association

NATIONAL TRANSLATION AWARDS Two prizes of $2,500 each are given annually for a book of poetry and a book of prose translated from any language into English and published in the previous year. For the poetry prize, poetry collections and verse dramas in translation are eligible; for the prose prize, short story and essay collections, novels, memoirs, prose drama, and hybrid prose works in translation are eligible. Publishers may submit a book published in 2016 by April 7. The entry fee is $50 for presses that publish more than 10 titles each year, and $30 for presses that publish fewer than 10 titles each year. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

LUCIEN STRYK ASIAN TRANSLATION PRIZE

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a book of poetry translated from an Asian language into English and published in the previous year. Translations of Zen Buddhist source texts are also eligible. Publishers may submit a poetry collection translated from Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Tamil, Thai, or Vietnamese into English and published in 2016 by April 7. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

ITALIAN PROSE IN TRANSLATION AWARD

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a book of fiction or nonfiction translated from Italian into English and published in the previous year. Publishers may submit a book published in 2016 by April 7. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

CLIFF BECKER PRIZE

A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a book of poetry translated from any language into English. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages along with the original text with a $25 entry fee by April 7. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

American Literary Translators Association, 900 East 7th Street, PMB 266, Bloomington, IN 47405. Brittany Penzer, Managing Director. bpenzer@literarytranslators.orgwww.literarytranslators.org

Arcadia

DEAD BISON EDITORS’ PRIZE Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arcadia are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee by April 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Arcadia, Dead Bison Editors’ Prize, P.O. Box 2905, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. editors@arcadiapress.orgwww.arcadiapress.org

Arts & Letters

ARTS & LETTERS PRIZES Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Richard Garcia will judge in poetry, Amy Hassinger will judge in fiction, and Sonja Livingston will judge in creative nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit four to six poems or up to 25 pages of prose with a $20 entry fee by March 31. All

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