Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fiction Competition: 12th Annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Willow Springs Editions invites submissions for the 12th annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: $2,000 plus publication by Willow Springs Editions.

Submission deadline: April 16, 2012

Willow Springs Editions is pleased to announce the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Winner will receive publication plus a $2000 cash prize. To be considered for the prize, send a book-length manuscript (no less than 98 pages) of stories (no fewer than 3), an SASE for notification, and a $25 reading fee made out to "Willow Springs Editions."

All United States authors, regardless of publication history, are eligible. Manuscripts must contain page numbers and a table of contents. There is no maximum page count and stories may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, or limited edition volumes. Selected stories collections (stories previously published in books) will not be considered. Manuscripts will not be returned. Do not send novels.

Past judges have included Rick Bass, William Kittredge, Jess Walter, and John Keeble.

Recent winners:

2011 You are Not Alone by Sherril Jaffe

2010 Love Songs for the Quarantined by K.L. Cook

2009 Strange Weather by Becky Hagenston

2008 This Is Not Your City by Caitlin Horrocks

2007 Forgetting English by Midge Raymond

2006 The High Heart by Joseph Bathanti

2005 Woman in the Woods by Ann Joslin Williams

Here's a checklist for prize submission:

a book-length manuscript (no less than 98 pages) of at least three short stories
an SASE for notification
a cover letter including your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as a short bio
a $25 dollar reading fee made out to "Willow Springs Editions" (check or money order only) for each manuscript entry
Entries must be postmarked by April 16, 2012.
Please send entries to:

Spokane Prize, Inland Northwest Center for Writers
501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 425
Spokane WA 99202

E-mail questions to Willow Springs Editions at: willowspringsbooks(at)gmail.com(replace (at) with @).

1 comment:

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