Deadline Approaches for the Eliud Martínez Prize

Submissions are open for the Eliud Martínez Prize, an award from the Inlandia Institute celebrating writers who identify as Hispanic, Latino/a/x, or Chicana/o/x. The winning writer will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication of their book of fiction or creative nonfiction by Inlandia Books.

Using only the online submission system, submit a novel, memoir, essays, stories, and multi-genre or hybrid fiction and nonfiction work between 150 and 300 pages with a $15 entry fee by January 31. Proposals for longer works of up to 500 pages may be submitted with an excerpt, table of contents, and a synopsis. Only manuscripts written primarily in English will be considered. Isabel Quintero will judge. Fee waivers are available. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Located in Southern California, the Inlandia Institute is a nonprofit that fosters the literary activity of the state’s Inland region. The Eliud Martínez Prize is offered annually in memory of the novelist and artist Eliud Martínez, who taught as a professor at the University of California in Riverside. The prize’s most recent winner is Zita Arocha, who won the inaugural award for her memoir, Guajira: The Cuba Girl.