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Creative Non-Fiction

Myriad’s First Drafts Competition 2018

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Closing date: 
6 July 2018
Entry: 
Open to unpublished women writers of any nationality and of African heritage or descent.
Prize: 
Publication in the forthcoming anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby and a week's writing retreat

Myriad EditionsOnline image bank of infographics from The State of the World Atlas by Dan Smith. Useful resource for students, academics, teachers, journalists and businesses, the store will soon contain maps and graphics from their entire State of the World Atlas series. Download via Paypal, low resolution images start at $1 and high resolution images from $50. is now seeking entries for a special edition of its annual First Drafts award, now in its ninth year, to launch unpublished writers. This year, the Competition will be in celebration of Myriad's forthcoming publication New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby OBE.  Read more

New Writing Ventures Prize 2006

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Closing date: 
31 May 2006
Entry: 
Aimed at adults from writers who are resident in the UK and have not had a dedicated publication of the their work in the form of a novel, collection of stories or poems.
Prize: 
The winner in each of the three categories - fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry - will receive £5,000, and two shortlisted writers in each category £1000 each. All the winners and shortlisted writers will receive a place on the year-long Ventures Development Programme, which includes individual mentoring, workshops and professional advice

New Writing Ventures Prize for emerging writers

This is the only literary prize that significantly recognises unpublished writers and backs up cash prizes with individually tailored career opportunities.

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New Writing Ventures 2006

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Closing date: 
31 May 2006
Entry: 
Aimed at adults from writers who are resident in the UK and have not had a dedicated publication of the their work in the form of a novel, collection of stories or poems.
Prize: 
The winner in each of the three categories - fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry - will receive £5,000, and two shortlisted writers in each category £1000 each. All the winners and shortlisted writers will receive a place on the year-long Ventures Development Programme, which includes individual mentoring, workshops and professional advice

New Writing Ventures

Act fast if you want to submit your work for these Prizes, as the closing date is 31 May 2006.  Read more

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2013 - Writing Fellowships

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Closing date: 
19 September 2013
Entry: 
Writers who are resident in the United States or Canada
Prize: 
From $30,000 to $40,000 each

No entry fee.  Read more

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Writing Fellowships 2013

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Closing date: 
19 September 2013
Entry: 
Writers who are resident in the United States or Canada
Prize: 
$30,000 to $40,000 each

Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are residents of the United States and Canada on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. The awards vary in amount but in the past have ranged from $30,000 to $40,000 each.  Read more

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