Deadline: February 28, 2022

Restrictions: Open to US writers only.

A $20,000 advance and publication by Graywolf Press will be awarded to the most promising and innovative literary nonfiction project by a writer not yet established in the genre. The winning author will also receive a $2,000 stipend intended to support the completion of their project.

The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize emphasizes innovation in form and content, and we want to see projects that test the boundaries of literary nonfiction. The Graywolf editors are particularly interested in books that explore new approaches to cultural and literary criticism, as well as writing on craft. Before submitting your manuscript for the prize, please look at the books previously published as winners of the prize for examples of the type of work that we are seeking.

The 2022 prize will be judged by the Graywolf Press editors. The editors reserve the right to invite submissions or make exceptions. Agented submissions are also welcome. Manuscripts submitted for previous years’ prizes will not be reconsidered unless resubmission has been specifically requested by the Graywolf editors.

For more guidelines check the website here.

Accepting submissions via Submittable.

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Great publisher. Would be the greater opportunity in a writer’s life—this writer for sure—and a seal of approval. My reason for being is to bring a different and inspiring insight, culture and living to make sense of a traumatic life to make a difference in poetics and reality with designated stories

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Hi Joyce. Thank you for your feedback. All the best with your writing!