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Two prizes of $1,000 each, publication by Washington Writers, and 50 author copies are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or a novel. Writers who live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia within a 75-mile radius of the U.S. Capitol are eligible. For the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, submit two hard copies or one electronic copy of a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 1. For the Washington Writers' Fiction Prize, submit two hard copies or one electronic copy of up to 350 pages of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for the addresses to which entries must be sent and complete guidelines.
Washington Writers' Publishing House, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, c/0 Patric Pepper, P.O. Box 15271, Washington, D.C. 20003.