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    Do you write book-length nonfiction? Then you should know about the Lukas Awards.

    Jonny Diamond

    October 27, 2021, 10:27am

    Did you know about the J. Anthony Lukas Awards Prize Project? Well you should if you’re working on nonfiction that focuses “on topics of American political or social concern” (which, frankly, represents a very wide range of possible themes).

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    For those of you with a work-in-progress I A) stand in solidarity and B) recommend you apply for one of two J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, each worth $25,000 that can go toward reporting costs, moleskines, pens, buying lunch for subjects, gas, etc.

    If you’ve published a book that engages with the aforementioned themes, well, congratulations, but also you’re eligible for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which will net you a cool $10,000.

    Nonfiction writers, I’m serious! The deadline for both of these is December 9th (and there’s no cost to enter the WIP Awards)… Why wouldn’t you?

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