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James A. Winn Prize in Nonfiction

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Newly established in 2023, this prize is named honor of former University of Michigan English Professor James A. Winn.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $20.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2023

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Nonfiction Temp Closed


Will be open to submissions from 01 April 2025* (approx. 280 days from now) through 31 May 2025. 1


Open to a broad Audience.

Essay Essay1,500 - 7,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,500 - 7,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $1,500.


Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Unknown.
Media: Text.

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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

James A. Winn Prize in Nonfiction Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 6 reports from 6 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported127 min | 137.7 mean avg | 138.5 median | 147 max days (6.6 std dev)
Pending9 responses are pending (24 min | 35.3 mean avg | 31.0 median | 69 max days waiting | 14.6 std dev) from 9 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

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The most common submission fee paid: USD $20.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 18 Oct 2023.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 31 May 2023.

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Date Added: 19 May 2023

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