AWP Award Series

AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike.

Submit an Entry

Entries for the 2015 competition will be accepted from January 1 to February 28, 2015. We no longer accept submissions by post. Please consult our guidelines for complete contest information. Please remove all publication acknowledgments from your manuscript before submitting, and be sure to remove your name as well from the manuscript document.

Follow this link to submit now via our online submission system.

AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction

The AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction offers an award of $2,500 and publication by the University of Georgia Press.
2015 Judge: Lia Purpura

AWP Prize for the Novel

The AWP Prize for the Novel offers an award of $2,500 and publication by New Issues Press.
2015 Judge: Paul Harding

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
2015 Judge: Crystal Williams

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press.
2015 Judge: Nahid Rachlin

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction are made possible by the generous support of:

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List of Winners

See a list of previous AWP Award Series winners.