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Just a friendly poke in the neck that these awards are due in a week! Win money! Spit cookie crumbs in the face of the starving artist stereotype! Oprah will probably come out of retirement just to interview spectacular you!

Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize
Deadline: October 10, submissions to Creative Writing Office, 222 Lind
Award: $100
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota.
Criteria: Quality of writing
Reader: TBA (non-University writer)
Application: Cover sheet (name, address, phone, email, title of poems), 2 poems. Names should not appear on poems.

Gesell Award for Excellence in Creative Writing (MFAs only)
Deadline: October 10. 2011, submissions due to Creative Writing Office, 222 Lind
Award: $500 each in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
Eligibility: Currently enrolled graduate students in the MFA Program.
Criteria: Quality of writing.
Readers: Writers outside Minnesota
Application: 4-5 pages of poetry; 15-25 pages of prose. Cover sheet with name, address, phone, email, title of work (s). Students may submit in more than one genre. Names should not appear on manuscript.

Winners will be announced in mid-November!

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