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Red Hen Press Women's Prose Prize 15

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About

Established in 2018, the Women’s Prose Prize is for previously unpublished, original work of prose. Novels, short story collections, memoirs, essay collections, and all other forms of prose writing are eligible for consideration. The awarded manuscript is selected through an annual competition which is open to all writers who identify as women.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those who identify as women.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2018

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded biennially (every other year).

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novella Novella25,000 - 40,000 words.
Story Collection Story Collection25,000 - 80,000 words.
Novel Novel40,000 - 80,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection25,000 - 80,000 words.
Book Book25,000 - 80,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Red Hen Press Women's Prose Prize Submission Statistics

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Ann Petry Award
Arktoi Books BELIEVED DEFUNCT
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award Charges fees for all submissions
The Los Angeles Review Awards Charges fees for all submissions
The Los Angeles Review Charges fees for all submissions
Quill Prose Award DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Red Hen Press Charges fees for all submissions
Red Hen Press Fiction Award Charges fees for all submissions
Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Red Hen Press Novella Award CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Red Hen Press Poetry Award DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Red Hen Press Short Story Award DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Wild Light Poetry Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2022
Last Checked: 07 Aug 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 Apr 2019

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