Friday, April 25, 2008


Lee & Low Books New Voices Award, 95 Madison Ave., New York NY 10016. E-mail: Website: Annual award for a children’s fiction or nonfiction picture book story by a writer of color; to 1,500 wds. Deadline: between May 1 and October 31. Prizes: $1,000 plus publication; & $500 for Honor Award Winner. Guidelines on Website.

Alexander Patterson Capon Prize for Fiction, New Letters, UMKC, University House, 5101 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City MO 64110; 816-235-1168. E-mail: Website: Deadline: May 18. Entry fee: $15. Prize: $1,500.

The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, University of Georgia Press, 330 Research Dr., Athens GA 30602. Website: For collections of short fiction, 200-275 pgs. Prize: $1,000, plus publication under royalty book contract. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: between April 1 and May 31 (postmark). Guidelines on Website.

Slamdance Screenplay Competition, Slamdance, Inc., 5634 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90038. E-mail: Website: John Stoddard, dir. Annual contest. Deadline: May 18 (may vary). Entry fee: $40. First prize: $7,000. Details on Website. Accepts screenplays in every genre, both feature and short length.

Annual Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Supports the work of African American poets with excellent manuscripts who have not found a publisher for their first book. Deadline: May 15. Prize: $500, publication by a national press, and 50 copies of the book. Details on Website: Mailing address: 2008 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Cave Canem Foundation Inc., 584 Broadway, Ste. 508, New York NY 10012. E-mail:

Dream Horse Press National Poetry Chapbook Prize, PO Box 2080, Aptos CA 95001-2080. E-mail: Send 16-24 pages of poetry (paginated). Entry fee: $15. Deadline: May 31 (may vary). Prize: $500 and 25 copies of chapbook. See Website for details: Electronic submissions OK, with electronic fee payment.

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