Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Deadline August 15 (must be received by this date), formerly August 31. Highly recommended free contest for a book of fiction (novel or short story collection) by an emerging African-American author published in the US during the current calendar year gives $15,000 and travel-expenses-paid trip to Baton Rouge, LA for award ceremony in January. Winner must participate in educational activities and small creative writing workshops with local students during the week of ceremony. No self-published books. Send entry form and 8 copies of book (or galleys if necessary). Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
Published: June 4, 2021