Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Award Series
Deadline: 
- Check back on December 15 for Upcoming Deadline
E-mail address: 
supriya@awpwriter.org

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Joy Harjo will judge, and the University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Alice McDermott will judge, and the University of Massachusetts Press will be the publisher. For the novel award, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Mary Gaitskill will judge, and New Issues Press will be the publisher. For the creative nonfiction award, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; John Phillip Santos will judge, and the University of Georgia Press will be the publisher. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members). Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4308. Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications.

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