Willow Springs Books invites submissions for the 2017 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction until June 5, 2017 .
PRIZE: $2,000 plus publication
OPEN TO: All U.S. authors regardless of publication history
DEADLINE: June 5th, 2017
To enter, please submit:
♦ A book-length manuscript. Manuscripts should be no less than 98 pages (with no maximum page count) and include at least 3 short stories. Manuscripts should be organized with page numbers and a table of contents. Stories may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, or limited edition volumes. However, selected story collections (stories previously published in books) will not be considered. Please do not send novels.
♦ A SASE for notification (if submission is by mail)
♦ A cover letter including your name, address, phone number, and email address, as well as a short bio.
♦ A $27.50 reading fee paid through Submittable or via check made out to “Willow Springs Editions” (check or money order only) for each manuscript entry.
♦ Entries must be submitted through Submittable or postmarked by June 5, 2017
Willow Springs Books
c/o Inland Northwest Center for Writers
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. 2 RPT– #259
Spokane, WA 99202
For questions related to the prize, email email@example.com
Recent Winners Include:
2016 Ventriloquisms by Jaclyn Watterson
2015 Suffering Fools by Glori Simmons
2014 Here Among Strangers by Serena Crawford
2013 All the Wrong Places by Molly Giles
2012 The Empty House Stories by Nathan Oates
2011 You are Not Alone by Sherril Jaffe
2010 Love Songs for the Quarantined by K.L. Cook
2009 Strange Weather by Becky Hagenston
2008 This Is Not Your City by Caitlin Horrocks
2007 Forgetting English by Midge Raymond
2006 The High Heart by Joseph Bathanti
2005 Woman in the Woods by Ann Joslin Williams
Past judges have included Rick Bass, William Kittredge, Jess Walter, John Keeble, Shawn Vestal, and Sharma Shields.