National Program Directors' Prize
Instituted by the directors of AWP’s member programs, two National Program Directors' Prizes for undergraduate literary magazines are awarded annually to outstanding journals in the categories of content and design. Each winning magazine receives a $1,000 cash award. Winners are announced in the Writer's Chronicle and in other media, and the winning magazines are acknowledged at AWP's Annual Conference & Bookfair the following year. Prize honoraria are sent directly to the winning magazines. The final judges for content and design are announced at the conclusion of the competition.
Undergraduate literary magazines published between March 15, 2015 and March 15, 2016 are eligible for consideration. Submissions must arrive at AWP by March 15, 2016. Consult our guidelines for more information.
2015 National Program Directors' Prize Winners
R2: The Rice Review,