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The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction 20

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Born April 30, 1945, Annie Dillard is best known for her nature-themed writing. She has explored her past and present dealings with nature through poetry, essays and novels. Often compared to Thoreau and other transcendentalist writers, Dillard is unique in her defiance of any strict categorization. As she examines the natural world, her subjects move between wildlife, God and the human condition. Among the nine book-length publications Dillard has published over the past twenty years, her use of multiple genres allows her to seamlessly move from Virginia creeks, to the Puget Sound, to the Galapagos Islands.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 15 March 2018 (23 days from now). 4
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay Essay1,500 - 6,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,500 - 6,000 words.
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Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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Dates

Last Updated:
01 Feb 2018
Date Added:
01 Feb 2013

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