book awards

Fiction Award

Leapfrog Press
Entry Fee: 
$33
Deadline: 
May 1, 2019

A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Ramona Ausubel and the Leapfrog editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words with a $33 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Book Prize

Slope Editions
Entry Fee: 
$22
Deadline: 
April 15, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Slope Editions is given annually for a poetry collection. Solmaz Sharif will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 90 pages with a $22 entry fee ($25 for electronic submissions) by April 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Hudson Prize

Black Lawrence Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
March 31, 2019

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Iowa Poetry Prize

University of Iowa Press
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
April 30, 2019

Publication by University of Iowa Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 150 pages with a $20 entry fee during the month of April. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

Wick Poetry Center
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
May 1, 2019
A prize of $2,500 and publication by Kent State University Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection. The winner is also invited to teach a weeklong writing workshop at Kent State University and give a reading with the judge, Natalie Diaz. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
March 31, 2019

A prize of £3,000 (approximately $3,780) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. Translations of Arabic works of poetry or fiction originally published in 1967 or later are eligible. Publishers may submit five copies of a book published between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, with three copies of the original work by March 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Richard Snyder Publication Prize

Ashland Poetry Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
April 30, 2019
A prize of $1,000, publication by Ashland Poetry Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 64 to 96 pages with a $25 entry fee ($27 for electronic submissions) by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Prize

Saturnalia Books
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
April 1, 2019

A prize of $1,500, publication by Saturnalia Books, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Patricia Smith will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by April 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Prize

Marsh Hawk Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
April 30, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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