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Lunch Ticket has announced that it would be honored to serve as the host for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2020. The award was named after Author Diana Woods who, during her lifetime, exuded unwavering intellectual commitment and zeal, pursuing and receiving secondary degrees in law, social work, political science, and most recently, creative writing....

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship (£18,000)

The Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship is open for submissions until 18th September, 2020. The scholarship is awarded annually to writers, to allow them time to write the book they propose to write. The scholarship is awarded in the fiction category and in the nonfiction category.  Previous winners of the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship include Kola...

Green Stories Competition 2020 (£700 + Mentorship) / How to Submit

  Green Stories has recently announced the extension of the deadline for their “General Competition”. This category is for stories written for adult audiences. For this particular category, they are open to receiving full length novels for adults, that in some way discuss ideas on building a substantial society. The deadline for this competition is...

Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize/ How to Apply (Prize: $12,000 + publication).

Graywolf Press, a press that believes in “champion(ing) outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrespresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace”, now calls for submissions for its Nonfiction Prize. The prize, which began in 2005, is awarded to the most promising and innovative project by...

Afritondo, “a media and publishing platform that aims to tell the stories of Africans and black minority populations across the globe”, is calling for submissions for their inaugural short story prize on the theme of “the dynamics and boundaries of love”. The prize, which is worth $1000, is for an unpublished work of fiction between...

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2020/ How to Apply (Prizes: $1000 + more)

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is now open for submissions. Awarded annually to a debut poetry book or manuscript by an African poet, the prize is given by the African Poetry Book Fund, in partnership with Praire Schooner and the University of Nebraska. The prize comes with prize money of a $1000...

CRATERLITFEST19 Calls for Submissions (Prizes: 350,000 NGN + more)

Mrs Paula Chinwe Okafor Prize for Creative Non-Fiction Crater Library & Publisher is now open for submissions for the second edition of Mrs Paula Chinwe Okafor Prize for Creative Non-Fiction. The prize is worth #200,000 and was instituted in honor of Mrs. Paula Chinwe Okafor (1956-2016), who was “an avid reader and lover of the arts...