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Claudia Ann Seaman (CAS) Awards for Young Writers

Awards to USA, Canada, and International High School Students for
Excellence in Writing Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction Works

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Awards of $200 to USA, Canada, and International high school students (in grades nine through twelve) who have demonstrated excellence in writing works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The panel will select one winner each in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction categories. Claudia Ann Seaman award winners are selected from works accepted for publication in Polyphony H.S.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181066

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Awards of $200 will be provided for each genre - poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction - and two honorable mentions will be selected in each genre category.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Polyphony Lit invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from high school students worldwide.

Pre-Application Information:

The submission deadline for consideration for the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards is May 31st of each volume year.

Each participant may submit a total of three poems, essays, or stories (1500 word limit for fiction and creative nonfiction), or any combination of the three.

Student editors provide feedback to all submissions, including the ones not accepted for publication. To be guaranteed feedback, submit your piece by the first deadline, on April 30.

All accepted pieces are then eligible for the Claudia Ann Seaman Young Writers Award.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit your work directly to Polyphony H.S. at

After you have reviewed the submission guidelines and you still have questions, you may contact Donna Seaman at

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.