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 2023 Aspen Summer Words Writers Conference & 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 2022 are eligible. Publishers may submit a copy of the book with a $60 entry fee by August 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Aspen Words, Literary Prize, 110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122, ext. 1. Madeline Lipton, Contact.