The 2018 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award for Best Work of Literary Nonfiction (no fee)
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Prize of $1,000 for best Creative Nonfiction published in the past three years: 2015/2016/2017. The Kansas Book Award is open to those living in Kansas and those with ties to Kansas. There's no fee to enter. This year's judge will be essayist, commentator, poet, playwright and memoirist Mary Swander, recently the Poet Laureate of Iowa.
This competition is sponsored by Washburn University of Topeka, Mabee Library, and its Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection. For complete guidelines, visit:
The winner and the judge will be invited to Washburn University's Mabee Library in the Spring of 2018 for a reading and presentation ceremony.
Please join us in congratulating our 2016 award winner for poetry, Amy Fleury, and our 2017 award winner for fiction, Andrew Malan Milward!