january, 2020

06jan1:00 am1:00 amFree entry!Maureen Egen Writers Exchange AwardInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: $500

Event Details

Established in 1984, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award introduces emerging writers to the New York City literary community. The prestigious award, which aims to provide promising writers a network for professional advancement, has helped to launch the careers of Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings, The Secret Life of Bees), Lidia Yuknavitch (The Book of Joan), Bryn Chancellor (Sycamore: A Novel), David Mura (Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei), and others. Since Poets & Writers began the Writers Exchange in 1984, one-hundred-and-four writers from forty-one states and the District of Columbia have been selected to participate. The award is generously supported by Maureen Mahon Egen, a member of the Poets & Writers Board of Directors.

This year, writers from the state of Oklahoma are invited to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. One fiction writer and one poet will be selected. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. This year’s judges are DéLana R.A. Dameron for poetry and Eugene Lim for fiction. The submission deadline is January 6, 2020.

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