A prize of $2,000 will be given annually for a work-in-progress by a writer who has not published a biography. The winner will also receive review of their manuscript by an agent, publicity through the Biographers International Organization (BIO) website, and a one-year membership in BIO. Writers who have not previously published, or who are not under contract to write, a book of biography, history, or other work of narrative nonfiction are eligible. Natalie Dykstra, Steve Paul, and Eric K. Washington will judge. Submit a proposal, a writing sample, and a résumé totaling up to 20 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Biographers International Organization, Hazel Rowley Prize, P. O. Box 33020, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Michael Gately, Executive Director.