A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel published during the previous year that is set in the South and reflects Willie Morris’s “hope for belonging, for belief in a people’s better nature, for steadfastness against all that is hollow or crass or rootless or destructive.” The winner will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to Oxford, Mississippi, in fall 2020 for an award ceremony. Submit a novel of at least 50,000 words published in 2019 by May 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Willie Morris Awards, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, Department of Writing & Rhetoric, Univeristy of Mississippi, 615 Grove Loop, 3rd Floor Lamar Hall, Suite B, University, MS 38677-1848.