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The Robert Watson Literary Prizes 47

A project of The Greensboro Review

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Formerly The Greensboro Review Literary Awards, the contest was renamed in 2007 to honor poet and novelist Robert Watson, who served as one of the first faculty advisers when the student-founded journal began in 1966. Winners of the Fiction and Poetry Prizes will each receive a cash award and publication in The Greensboro Review.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 July 2021 (299.3 days from now) through 15 September 2021. 0
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 July 2021 (299.3 days from now) through 15 September 2021. 0
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
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.

The Robert Watson Literary Prizes Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2020
Last Checked: 02 Sep 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 04 May 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 16 Jan 2012

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