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2014 PEN Awards Now Soliciting Submissions

Do you have a published book that you feel is an “award winner?” If so, the PEN Literary Awards are now accepting submissions for their 2014 literary awards in multiple genres. The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers …

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Nonfiction Writing Contest Could Win Your $500

LUMINA hosts an annual national literary contest in a single genre, whose winners receive publication in the journal and a $500 prize. Submit your best nonfiction piece, 5K words or less. All rights revert to author upon publication. Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestseller author, will judge. For additional information, visit