Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction
Deadline February 28 (don't enter before January 1), formerly March 29. Highly recommended free contest offers $10,000 and expenses-paid trip to NYC for the author of a novel, 50,000 words minimum, published in the previous calendar year and 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. Publisher or author should send one copy to prize sponsor.
Published: December 30, 2019