Deadline: March 3, 2023

Entry fee: $30

About the competition

Spearheaded by writer Gerry LaFemina when he served on the AWP Board, the prize honors Grace Paley, “one of the great writers of voice in the twentieth century.” The endowment funds a $5,500 prize for short fiction and publication of a short story collection by Red Hen.

Competition guidelines

  • Only book-length manuscripts are eligible. The Award Series defines “book-length” as:
  • Poetry: 48 pages minimum text;
  • Short story or creative nonfiction collection: 150–300 manuscript pages; and
  • Novel: at least 60,000 words.
  • Read the whole guideline and enter the competition here.
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