Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction
Deadline March 31, formerly January 31. Recommended free contest offers $10,000 and expenses-paid trip to NYC for the author of a novel, published in the previous calendar year, that is set in one of the original 11 states of the Confederacy: AL, AK, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, or VA. The book "may contain violence and despair, and feature terrible events, but in the final analysis must be uplifting, and suggest hope and optimism." Judges are also looking for authenticity of setting, voice, and historical period. Send one copy to prize sponsor.
Published: March 11, 2018