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The Bakwin Award 14

A project of Blair (see other related projects).

About

The Bakwin Award honors full-length prose work (novel, short story collection, or memoir) by an author who identifies as a woman.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those who identify as a woman.
Want more insight into the affiliated editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s) of Blair.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded biennially (every other year).

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Females.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story CollectionMore than 40,000 words.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 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) + No royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). No royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK NoText 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, including: Females.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal. Excluding: Academic.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Book BookNo specific word count limits known.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + No royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). No royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Wren Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2021
Last Checked: 13 Oct 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 10 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 19 Jan 2012

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.