Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Deadline October 15 (must be received by this date), formerly August 15. Highly recommended free contest for a book of fiction (novel or short story collection) by an emerging African-American author published in the US between October 1 of the previous year and December 31 of the deadline year gives $15,000 and travel-expenses-paid trip to Baton Rouge, LA for award ceremony. 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 14, 2023