$15,000 Prize for Emerging African-American Fiction Writers / Funding

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Opportunity Type:

Calls & Submissions

Organization Name:

Ernest J Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Organization Location:

Baton Rouge, LA
Link to Opportunity:



The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence honors Louisiana’s revered storyteller, Ernest J. Gaines, and serves to inspire and recognize rising African-American fiction writers of excellence at a national level. The book award, initiated by donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, is now in its 15th year and has become nationally recognized in its role of enhancing visibility of emerging African-American fiction writers while also expanding the audience for this literature. The annual award of a $15,000 cash prize is to support and enable the writer to focus on writing.

Learn more and register at: https://ernestjgainesaward.org/literary-award-criteria-registration

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