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Award: $1,000 for best, unpublished poetry manuscript by a woman, and publication by Red Hen Press.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.
- 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Award: $1,000 and online publication for the best unpublished work by a woman in four genres –Sudden Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction (CLOSED) and Short Fiction (CLOSED).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.
Fee: $15 per entry (payable via Paypal)