Kurt Brown Prizes

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 31

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: AWP offers three annual scholarships.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must have an interest in poetry and plans to attend a conference, workshop, or other professional development event.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Kurt Brown Prizes is available for applicants who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. Each year AWP offers three annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency.

Application requirements for the Kurt Brown Prizes are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: In 1990, Kurt Brown founded WC&C, a coalition of writers’ conferences and festivals. His goal was to help these groups support one another and thrive. Kurt was a friend and mentor to many writers, a poet, editor, memoirist, essayist, teacher, and administrator. Today, the group he founded is an important part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, which hosts more than 120 member programs.

Award Amount: The awards value is $500 each applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 31

Each new poem must start on a new page. A $10 reading fee must accompany each submission. For fiction and creative nonfiction, up to 25 pages will be considered. Work must be double-spaced and presented in 12-pt font. For poetry, up to 10 pages will be considered. Applications must be sent electronically through the online form.
Contact: Diane Zinna
Address: - -, -- Not Applicable -- -

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