A prize of $12,000 is given annually for a book of nonfiction published during the current 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 April 2024. Submit a hard copy of a published book, or an advance reader’s copy of a book to be published in October, November, or December 2023, by September 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
University of Mississippi, Willie Morris Award for Southern Nonfiction, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Susan Nicholas, Coordinator.