Granum Foundation Prizes
Deadline August 1 (must be received by this date), formerly August 2. Recommended free contest gives $5,000 top prize to a US resident age 18+ for a writing sample of a work-in-progress (all genres compete together). Authors must not have published more than five books or chapbooks. The prizes are meant to assist writers in "completing substantive literary works (poetry books, essay or short story collections, novels, and memoirs) or to help launch these works". A special Translation Prize of at least $1,500 is also awarded to a U.S.-based writer age 18+ to support the completion of a translation into English. Complete the appropriate entry form online, and be sure to include a cover letter, project description, timeline for project completion, and an explanation of how the grant will assist you. Upload approximately 12 poems or approximately 25 pages of prose (for short stories or essays, send AT LEAST two full pieces even if this exceeds the 25-page limit). Sponsored by the Granum Foundation, a nonprofit that offers grants to writers to enable the completion of new projects.
Published: May 23, 2023