Three prizes of $500 each are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer who have a connection to upstate New York. A prize of $500 is also given annually to a U.S. military veteran. Writers who have not published a book with a nationally distributed press are eligible. The editors will judge. Submit up to five poems of any length by July 8, a short story of up to 9,000 words by July 22, or an essay of up to 9,000 words by July 29. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Stone Canoe, Literary Awards, c/o YMCA Downtown Writers Center, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Phil Memmer, Executive Director.