A prize of up to $4,000 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year by a writer who is a resident of the Midwest (or who previously resided in the Midwest for at least five years) or whose book features a Midwestern setting. The prize may be split if more than one winner is selected. Writers who have published up to three books are eligible. Self-published books are not eligible. Authors or publishers may submit two copies of books published in 2016 and an author bio by December 10. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Friends of American Writers, Literary Award, c/o Tammie Bob, 474 Stagecoach Run, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.