Veterans Writing Award (no fee)
This biennial award is open to U.S. veterans and active-duty personnel in any branch of the U.S. military and their immediate family members. Submit an unpublished full-length memoir, collection of nonfiction essays, or creative nonfiction piece in manuscript form, up to 90,000 words. Entrants must not have published a full-length manuscript or collection of stories previously.
The award includes a $1,000 cash prize and a publication contract with Syracuse University Press. Manuscripts of high merit not selected for the final award may receive honorable mention. Learn more.
Next submission period: December 15, 2022-February 15, 2023