Sarabande Books

Morton, McCarthy, and Sarabande Prizes

Deadline: 
February 15, 2024 - Check back on December 15th for Upcoming Deadline
Entry Fee: 
$29
Cash Prize: 
$3,000
E-mail address: 

Two prizes of $3,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction; in 2024, a new prize of $3,000 and publication will also be given for a collection of essays. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, using only the online submission system, submit a poetry collection of at least 48 pages with a $29 entry fee by February 15. Hanif Abdurraqib will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, using only the online submission system, submit a collection of stories or novellas or a short novel of 150 to 250 pages with a $29 entry fee by February 15. Lauren Groff will judge. For the Sarabande Prize in the Essay, using only the online submission system, submit an essay collection of 150 to 250 pages with a $29 entry fee by February 15. Alexander Chee will judge. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sarabande Books, Morton, McCarthy, and Sarabande Prizes, 735 Lampton Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40203.