AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) has sent along the following announcements about their award program for unpublished books, a scholarship competition for those wishing to attend a literary conference, and resources for people researching graduate writing programs:
WC&C SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Writers’ Conferences & Centers is conducting its annual competition to provide scholarships for writers who wish to attend a writers' conference, center, retreat, or residency. The scholarships will be applied to fees to attend any of the over 100 members of WC&C, an association of outstanding conferences, centers, retreats, and festivals for writers.
The deadline for the WC&C Competition is March 30, 2008. Two scholarships of $500 will be awarded. To enter the competition, please follow the guidelines listed on our web site.
AWP WELCOMES CONTEST SUBMISSIONS FOR AWARD SERIES
The Award Series now welcomes submissions to AWP's annual book-length literary competition for the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction, and the AWP Award for the Novel. Winning authors receive an honorarium from AWP and publication by a participating press.
Former students of an Award Series judge are not eligible to enter the competition in the genre that the judge (and former teacher) is evaluating. The postmark deadline for the 2008 Award Series is from January 1 to February 28. See our web site for a list of judges, presses, past winners, complete guidelines, and the required form for submitting your work.
AWP’S ONLINE GUIDE TO WRITING PROGRAMS
We have launched our new online Guide to Writing Programs! Search for graduate or undergraduate creative writing programs by location, degrees offered, concentrations of study, current faculty and more. Details here.