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AWP's Kurt Brown Prizes

Posted on Thu, Feb 8 2018 9:05 am by Kenny Lakes

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Formally known as the WC&C Scholarship Competition, the Kurt Brown Prizes award $500 each year to emerging writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The prizes are applied to fees for winners to attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners, as well as six finalists, will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. Ultimately, the goals of the contest are to spread the word about the incredible work being done at local writing centers, conferences, festivals, retreats, and residencies.

Submissions are welcome via Submittable each year between December 1 and March 30.