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Celebrate Virginia Woolf’s call to be free from the constraints of time and gender, and apply for A Room of One’s Own Foundation’s Orlando prizes by July 31.

orlando prizes spring 13

AROHO’s To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded for the best, unpublished poetry collection by a woman. The winning manuscript will be awarded $1000 and publication of collection by Red Hen Press.  Our thanks to Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tracy K. Smith, for being the 2013 To The Lighthouse Judge.

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The Orlando Prizes sponsored by the A Room of Her Own Foundation are awarded in both spring and fall. Spring 2012 winners in four categories are listed above.

Entries in the fall competition, which also includes eMessages, are being reviewed now, as they were due July 31.

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A Room of Her Own Foundation has two writing competition deadlines coming up. They are:

  • Orlando Prize deadline is July 31. Awards are given for unpublished poetry, short fiction, flash fiction and nonfiction. A $1,000 prize is awarded in each category, along with publication of the work.
  • To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize postmark deadline is Aug. 31. The award is given for the best unpublished poetry by a woman. The winner receives $1,000 and publication with the Red Hen Press.

The foundation is dedicated to furthering the vision of Virginia Woolf and bridging the gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation by offering generous financial support to women of diverse artistic expression.

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Room of Her Own tote & CDEver hear of A Room of Her Own, the foundation inspired by Virginia Woolf and dedicated to providing resources for encouraging women’s writing?

Since its beginning, the foundation has spent  $603,204 on behalf of creative women. It has done this through $50,000 Gift of Freedom awards, scholarships, retreats, conferences, public readings, a book club and a customized Web-based resource center.

Deadlines for several prizes for women writers sponsored by A Room of Her Own are coming up. They include:

  • To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize
    Award: $1,000 for best, unpublished poetry manuscript by a woman, and publication by Red Hen Press.
    Page limit: 48 to 96 pages
    Fee: $20 per entry
    Postmark Deadline: Sept. 30.
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  • Orlando Prizes
    Award: $1,000 and online publication for the best unpublished work by a woman in four genres –Sudden Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction (CLOSED) and Short Fiction (CLOSED).
    Online Application Deadline for Poetry and Sudden Fiction: Extended to midnight Oct. 3.
    $15 per entry (payable via Paypal)
    Read more.

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