Holly from Viking Penguin passed on some information about new / lesser-known awards in which you might be interested:
Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers; Due April 30th
It’s a 60,000 pounds sterling prize given to young writers of any nationality, from anywhere in the world, writing fiction in English. The writers must have been under 30 years of age on April 3, 2007. The books must have been commercially published between April 27 2006 and April 30th 2008.
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Gradiva Award; April 30; 6 books
Rules: Entries must have been published, produced or publicly exhibited between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2008. All submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
(1) Overall quality of the work; (2) Whether the work advances psychoanalysis; (3) Whether the work makes a further contribution to the field of psychoanalysis.
2008 HELDT PRIZE; May 1; 4 books
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2008 Heldt Prizes for works of scholarship and translation, which will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the AAASS National Convention in Philadelphia in November 2008. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 May 2007 and 15 April 2008. The publication dates for the translation prize, which is offered every other year, are 1 June 2006 to 15 April 2008.
Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s studies;
Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s studies;
Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies.
Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s studies.
One may nominate works in more than one category, and more than one item in each category. Articles included in collections will be considered for the “best article” Prize only if they are individually nominated.
To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the four members of the Prize committee by 1 May 2008.
Dayton literary Peace Prize; May 3; $100; 10 books
Form/bio/author photo Book must be focused on promoting peace. Can be fiction or nonfiction and must be pub’d in the previous calendar year.
And an older one that has only recently opened for nominations again:
Lillian Smith Book Award; Due May 1; 8 books; Form/$50 fee
For fiction and nonfiction works of serious merit that enlarge public understanding of the diverse human experience in the South pub’d in previous calendar year.
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