About Prizes for
The Muse Of Literature welcomes you to these pages about
prizes for literature. These prizes are awarded to authors by
established organizations for exemplary contributions to the literary
art and to laudable literary works or bodies of work.
Prizes for Literature are prizes about literary achievement. To qualify
for a literary prizes, an author must produce literature. What is
By literature, The Muse means
imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value,
novels, history, biography, and essays.
- For more about what The Muse means by literature, visit The Muse Of
Literature's Welcome page: click
About Prizes for literature
Prizes treated in this feature are awarded by recognized institutions and agencies. Historically, each
institution has concentrated on a specific branch of literary endeavor and
each has adopted a characteristic name for its prize.
The Muse Of Literature's award features provide:
- Backgrounds and histories.
- Prize categories.
- Winner lists.
- Suggestions for things to do.
- ETAF recommendations on authors and works to read.
- A link to the web site of the granting organization and other links.
Explore the specific award or awards that interest you:
- Click the name of
the award in the chart below and the corresponding award page will appear.
By no means are all the relevant prize-granting agencies included in the
above list. Prizes from additional granting agencies will be added in the
future. Visit this page periodically to discover when new awards are
available for exploratioin.
Literature about prizes for literature abounds. The Muse's
recommendations for further reading about literary prizes are on their way.
literary Prizes make excellent
sources of good reading
Web sites of agencies that offer prizes for literature are
goldmines and treasure troves of good writing. People looking for things
to read should consult them.
- Each prize-granting agency
with a web site specializes in a particular kind or genre of
writing. Sites list present and past winning authors and works in their genres.
- Since prize-winning authors and works are presumably the best of their breed
(according to the granting agency), it follows that these web sites are
solid sources of good references to the best reading there is.
Visit the award pages listed above for references to authors and works that have won awards. Many of
these works are members of the ETAF-Amazon Collection.
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