Illinois Arts Council
This state agency assists artists, arts organizations and other community organizations that present arts programming by providing financial and technical assistance.
Illinois Humanities Council
A private nonprofit educational foundation that promotes greater public understanding of and appreciation for the humanities statewide.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
A private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.
The Joyce Foundation
Supports efforts to protect the natural environment of the Great Lakes.
Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation
In 1989 the Trust changed its legal status to that of a Foundation and in 1991 announced its new guidelines for grant making, narrowing its program areas to four: Communities, Journalism, Education, and
Publications and Organizations Offering Literary Awards
Book Deals, Inc.
417 N. Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-491-8538 Fax: 312-491-8091
Attn: Caroline Carney, Contest Director
The Great American Book Contest: The contest is the only national literary contest providing a forum for unpublished book-length prose manuscripts -- fiction and nonfiction -- with American settings.
It was founded to provide American authors with an additional incentive for completing their literary works. Grand prize is $3,000.
P.O. Box 1615
Bridgeview, IL. 60455
Chapter One Contest: A $500 prize and publication in Emergence V for the best first chapter of an upublished novel by a woman writer who has not yet published a book-length work of fiction. $10
reading fee for each submission. Each entrant will recieve a copy of Emergence V. Deadline for submissions is July 1.
Spoon River Poetry Review
2003 Editors' Prize Contest: One winning poem will be awarded $1000 and two runners-up will be awarded $100 each. Winning poems and honorable mentions will be
published in the 2003 fall issue.
The Tall Grass Writer's Guild
C/O Outrider Press, Inc.
937 Patricia Lane
Crete, IL. 60417-1375
Phone: 708-672-6630 / 800-933-4680
The Tall Grass anthology contest offers to $500 prizes (poetry and prose) to authors from around the world. Local writers selected for the anthology of poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction read their work
at open mikes in the Chicago area.