Annual William Allen Creative Nonfiction Prize
This annual competition honors the work of William Allen, the founding editor of The Journal.
The William Allen Creative Nonfiction Prize offers $500 and publication of the winning essay in the upcoming issue of The Journal.
The Journal will be accepting entries for the competition beginning in September of the previous year.
All styles, subject matter, and forms are welcome.
Deadline for postmark of manuscripts is January 31.
All manuscripts will be considered for publication.
A reading fee of $10 should accompany each manuscript (make checks payable to: The Journal).
The maximum word count is 6500 words.
Please double-space all entries.
For a list of winners, include an SASE.
Submissions can be submitted electronically through The Journal’s SUBMISHMASH Online Submission System
Or submissions may be mailed, along with reading fee, to:
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210