Above: 2015 Poetry winner Bonnie Bolling; 2014 Poetry winner Wendy Barker; 2014 Fiction winner Lenore Myka; 2015 Fiction winner Rachel Hall
Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, ForeWord Reviews, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Kansas City Star, Slate, Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac, etc.
the Poets’ Prize, Eric Hoffer, IPPY, ForeWord, Chautauqua longlist, Balcones Fiction, Devil’s Kitchen, Midland Authors, Towson Prize of Maryland, etc.
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John Ciardi Prize for Poetry or Sharat Chandra Prize for Fiction
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Judging will be blind at all levels. Initial judging will be done by a network of published writers and editors. The final judging will be done by a poet and a fiction writer of national reputation. 2017 winners will be announced August, 2017 and the winning entries will be published in 2018. These competitions are held annually.
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Entrants will receive a copy of the winning book in their genre when it is published.
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