A prize of $12,000 is given annually for a novel published during the calendar year that asks readers “to engage with or reflect on the complexities of the American South.” The winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Oxford, Mississippi, for the awards ceremony in March 2023. Submit traditionally published titles or advanced reader copies for books to be published in October, November, or December 2022, by September 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
University of Mississippi, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, Department of Writing & Rhetoric, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Susan Nicholas, Coordinator.