Bronx Coun­cil on the Arts

Poets and Writers - - Grants & Awards - BRIO ARTIST AWARDS FOR EX­CEL­LENCE

Grants of $3,000 each are given an­nu­ally to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers who re­side in the Bronx in New York City. Win­ners must com­plete a pub­lic ser­vice ac­tiv­ity as part of the Artists for Com­mu­nity En­rich­ment pro­gram. Stu­dents en­rolled in a de­gree-grant­ing pro­gram are in­el­i­gi­ble. Sub­mit up to 15 pages of po­etry or 30 pages of prose, a ré­sumé, and proof of res­i­dency by De­cem­ber 8. There is no en­try fee. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. African na­tional or res­i­dent, or whose par­ents are African. Po­ets who have not yet pub­lished a full-length col­lec­tion are el­i­gi­ble. The prize is cospon­sored by Com­mon­wealth Writ­ers and the African Po­etry Book Fund. Sub­mit 10 pub­lished or un­pub­lished po­ems of up to 40 lines each via e-mail by De­cem­ber 1. There is no en­try fee. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines.

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