We invite you to nominate your recent titles for the third annual Housatonic Book Awards, operated by the MFA in Creative in Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University in cooperation with the MFA Alumni Writer’s Cooperative (AWC).
Books published in 2014 and 2015 are eligible in Fiction, and books published in 2015 are eligible in all other categories. The mission of the awards is to promote excellent writing, to identify authors who serve as professional role models for writing students, and to develop the WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing scholarship fund.
Four recipients will be honored in the areas of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Writing for Middle Grades and Young Adults. Any publisher, author, agent, or legal representative may enter a title in the appropriate award genre.
The Housatonic Book Awards are open for nominations until June 15.
This is a postmark/datestamp deadline.
Recipients receive $1500 and will appear at a WCSU MFA Residency.
Guidelines, the entry form, and the electronic submission portal may be found at our website. The awards subscribe to the CLMP Code of Ethics.