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The Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction, open to both new and established writers, is awarded for a book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction originally written in English.
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Country of Publication
Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Awarded 1 x per year.
- Open to a broad Audience.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics, including: History (Biographies), Memoir.
|Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection||40,000 - 90,000 words.|
|Book Book||40,000 - 90,000 words.|
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|No monetary advance + Unknown royalties No monetary advance. Unknown royalties.|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK|| Unknown||Text format submissions |
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