Three prizes of $1,500 each, publication by Washington Writers’ Publishing House, and 25 author copies are given annually for a poetry collection, a short story collection or novel, and, as of this award cycle, a memoir, essay collection, or creative nonfiction hybrid collection. Writers who live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages or a prose manuscript of 150 to 350 pages with a $28 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Washington Writers’ Publishing House, Literary Awards, c/o Caroline Bock, 8908 Cold Spring Road, Rockville, MD 20854.