book awards

Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes

University of Wisconsin Press
Entry Fee: 
$28
Deadline: 
September 15, 2019
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Wisconsin Press are given annually for poetry collections. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by September 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Nilsen Literary Prize

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
November 1, 2019

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press is given annually for a novel, novella, or collection of linked stories by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $30 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize

University of Arkansas Press
Entry Fee: 
$28
Deadline: 
September 30, 2019

A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Billy Collins will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Nonfiction Prize

River Teeth
Entry Fee: 
$27
Deadline: 
October 31, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of New Mexico Press is given annually for a book of creative nonfiction. Bret Lott will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 150 to 400 pages with a $27 entry fee, which includes a subscription to River Teeth, by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Juniper Prizes

University of Massachusetts Press
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
September 30, 2019
Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, a novella or novel, and a book of creative nonfiction. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages or a story collection, novel, novella, memoir, book of narrative nonfiction, biography, or essay collection of 150 to 300 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Fiction Collective Two
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
November 1, 2019

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Renee Gladman will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length, a brief bio, and a list of three previously published books of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Book Contest

Brick Road Poetry Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
November 1, 2019

A prize of $1,000, publication by Brick Road Poetry Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Keith Badowski and Ron Self will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest

Fiction Collective Two
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
November 1, 2019

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Fiction Collective Two is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have not previously published a book with Fiction Collective Two are eligible. Sarah Blackman will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length with a brief bio and a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Prizes in Letters

Pulitzer Prizes
Entry Fee: 
$75
Deadline: 
October 1, 2019

Five prizes of $15,000 each are given annually to U.S. writers to honor books of poetry, fiction, general nonfiction, U. S. history, and biography or autobiography (including memoir) published in the United States during the current year. Submit four copies of a book (or bound galleys) in the poetry, history, and biography categories, or six copies of a book (or bound galleys) in the fiction and general nonfiction categories, published in 2019 with a $75 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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