Prestigious Awards for Fiction and Non-Fiction Writers

Research or fiction, whatever may be your genre, here is a lineup of the writing awards that writers cannot miss out on.

Writing, either fiction, non-fiction, academic, or descriptive calls for a lot of time and effort. The amount of research and creative thought that goes into creating a writing piece deserves recognition and support on a global platform. Research writers have often stepped out of their comfort level to put relevant information in the public domain while writers of fiction have weaved tales in prose and poetry to help our minds relax after a tiring and mundane day.  Therefore, in this week of opportunities digest, Youth Time Magazine brings you a roundup of awards that are calling writers– both fiction and nonfiction to file nominations and win prestigious titles and grants to get their work published and recognized. 

Granum Foundation Prizes 2022 for U.S. Based Writers 

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Applications are open for the Granum Foundation Prize 2022. The prize aims to identify and support the upcoming generation of talented writers. The writings of the writers can include poetry, short story collections, novels, and memoirs. The Granum Foundation Translation Prize will be awarded to support the completion of a work translated by a U.S.-based writer.


The Granum Foundation was started 10 years ago with a mission to identify and invest in the next generation of pathbreaking writers and artists. The goal is to support individuals on the cusp of finishing a project, investing in the next generation of writers who might never reach their potential without a chance to complete their work. The Granum Fellowships are meant to provide a writer with the most valuable things any artist can ask for–the freedom and time to do their work.   


  • Granum Foundation Prize

Prize: One winner will be awarded $5,000. Up to three finalists will be awarded $500 or more.

  • Granum Foundation Translation Prize 

Prize: One winner will receive $500 or more. 


  • Winners and finalists who received cash prizes from the 2021 competition are not eligible.
  • Anyone 18 years and above is eligible to participate.
  • The writers should be based in the United States. 


The last day to apply for the competition is August 2, 2022, at 11:59 PM Pacific time.

Read the detailed information here. 

Maine Women Writers Research Support Grant (MWWC) 2022

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The application for Maine Women Writers Research Support Grant is open for 2022. The grant aims to support faculty, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage, who are actively pursuing research that requires or would benefit from access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection. 


UNE is Maine’s largest private university, the #1 provider of health professionals for Maine, and the Brookings Institute’s #1 Maine college for increasing career earnings. They provide life-changing, hands-on learning on two coastal Maine campuses, their study-abroad campus in Morocco, and online. UNE students graduate with career-ready skills acquired through internships, research, global adventures, and unparalleled student support. 


MWWC Research Support Grants range between $250 and $1,500 and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses.


  • Open to faculty, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage. 
  • Supports project that requires or would benefit from access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection. 


The last day to apply is September 1, 2022

Read more about the grant and its benefits on the official website.

Red Hen Press Ann Petry Award

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Applications are open for Red Hen Press Ann Petry Award for 2022 with the objective to publish prose literature by Black authors. The Ann Petry Award is for a work of previously unpublished prose, either a novel or a collection of short stories or novellas, with a minimum of 150 pages, by a Black writer.


The award was founded in 2020 in partnership with Red Hen Press and the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance. The mission of Red Hen Press is to publish works of literary excellence, foster diversity, and promote literacy in our local schools. 


The award will give the winning writer the following benefits: 

  • $3000
  • Book publication by Red Hen Press
  • The opening chapter or story of the awarded manuscript will be published in the Peauxdunque Review
  • Four-week residency at The Community Library’s Ernest and Mary Hemingway House in Ketchum, Idaho


The award is open to all Black writers, with the following exceptions:

  • Authors who have had a full-length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full-length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press
  • Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press
  • Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors
  • Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety


The deadline to file your nomination is July 31, 2022

Read about the award in detail on the official website.


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