A prize of $20,000 is given annually to a writer “who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in the larger issues of the day has contributed to the betterment of the world through the literary arts.” Poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers are eligible. Submit a nomination, including a list of the writer’s works and a statement about how the writer embodies the spirit of the prize, by March 31. There is no entry fee. Self-nominations are not allowed. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, Paul Engle Prize, 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240. (319) 887-6100.