2018 AWP Award Series

Description

Deadline
28th February 2018

Who may enter
The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike.

Description
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The Award Series defines "book-lenght" as:
— Poetry: 48 pages minimum text;
— Short story or creative nonfiction collection: 150-300 manuscript pages;
— Novel: at least 60,000 words.

There are four Prizes:
• The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry (Judge: Ross A. Gay);
• The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction (Judge: Kelly Link);
• The AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction (Judge: Dinty W. Moore);
• The AWP Prize for the Novel (Judge: Paula McLain).

Manuscripts must be uploaded to https://awp.submittable.com/submit between January 1 and February 28.
2018.

Entry fees
$30 for nonmembers and $20 for AWP members

Prizes
The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction offers an award of $5,500 and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press.

The AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction offers an award of $2,500 and publication by the University of Georgia Press.

The AWP Prize for the Novel offers an award of $2,500 and publication by New Issues.

Website
Please visit https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/awp_award_series_overview to learn more about the competition.