A prize of $3,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a short story. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also given. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 3,000 to 28,000 words with a $21 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published in the previous year. Each winner will also receive $500 to give a reading at the Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Authors or publishers may submit a poetry collection or a novel, novella, or short story collection published in 2018 along with a brief author bio, including publication history, and a $30 entry fee by February 2. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers or authors may submit two copies of books published in 2018 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
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