Aspen Words

Literary Prize

Deadline: 
August 2, 2021
Entry Fee: 
$60
Cash Prize: 
$35,000

A prize of $35,000 is given annually for a book of fiction published in the current year that “illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” The winner also receives an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2022 Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival in Aspen, Colorado, as a featured speaker and to attend the Aspen Words annual benefit dinner as a guest of honor. Novels, story collections, and translations of books of fiction published in the United States in 2021 are eligible. Publishers may submit a copy of the book with a $60 entry fee by August 2. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aspen Words, Literary Prize, 110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122, ext. 5. Ellie Scott, Contact.