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Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2019

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  June 30, 2019  (expired!)
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    Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2019

    The Drue Heinz Literature Prize recognizes and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world.

    Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories; two or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories. Novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection. Manuscripts may be no fewer than 150 and no more than 300 pages.

    Authors may submit more than one manuscript to the competition as long as one manuscript or a portion thereof does not duplicate material submitted in another manuscript.

    Manuscripts are judged anonymously by nationally known writers. Past judges have included Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Rick Moody, and Joan Didion.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open worldwide to authors who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement.


    Winners receive a cash prize of 15,000 USD, publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and support in the nation-wide promotion of their book.

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