Deadline: September 30, 2023

Entry fee: $28

About the competition

Established in 1998, The George Garrett Fiction Prize highlights one book a year for excellence in a short story collection or novel. Since 2019, the prize comes with a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Competition guideline

  • Submissions are open July 1 – September 30.
  • Submissions are accepted through Submittable only.
  • A fee of $28 must be paid at the time of submission.
  • Open to anyone writing in English. Translations are not eligible.
  • Stories or excerpts may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify TRP immediately by withdrawing the manuscript via Submittable if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
  • Current and former students and faculty of Sam Houston State University are not eligible.
  • Family and current or former students* of the final judge or TRP staff are not eligible.
  • Current and former TRP authors are not eligible.
  • Submitters must be 18+ years of age.
  • Winner receives a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 10 copies of the published book.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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