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What awards did Edgar Allan Poe Win?

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2002


Nothing really worthy of his contributions. Two publication contests: 1833 Baltimore Sunday Visitor $50 for "A Ms. Found in a Bottle". He lost the poetry prize to the magazine editor provoking a fist fight. His poem was "The Colisseum".

In 1843 he won $100 for "The Gold-Bug" in the Dollar Newspaper of Philadelphia.

The Mystery Writers of America have named their annual prize the Edgar, for Poe's invention of the detective story.

-- Anonymous, March 21, 2002

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