The 2021 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award for Literary Nonfiction (no fee)
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Kansas writers of literary nonfiction with book-length memoirs, essays, or journalistic writing published in the past three years (2018/19/20) are eligible to win the $1,000 2021 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Literary Nonfiction. The annual award, rotating between poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction, is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection at Washburn University in Topeka. There is no fee to enter.
This year's judge will be 2018 Literary Nonfiction winner Louise Krug, who is assistant professor of English at Washburn University and a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts and Doctoral programs at the University of Kansas. Her prize-winning book was Tilted: The Post Brain-Surgery Journals.