A prize of $1,000 and publication by Syracuse University Press is given biennially in alternating years for either a debut fiction or a debut nonfiction manuscript written by a U.S. veteran, active-duty personnel in any branch of the U.S. military, or the immediate family member of a veteran or active-duty personnel. The 2023 award will be given in nonfiction. Anuradha Bhagwati will judge. Submit a memoir, essay collection, or work of creative nonfiction in manuscript form of up to 90,000 words by February 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Syracuse University Press, Veterans Writing Award, 621 Skytop Road, Suite 110, Syracuse, NY 13244. Lisa Kuerbis, Contact.