BARD FICTION PRIZE
Bard College invites submissions for its annual Fiction Prize for young
The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded annually to a promising, emerging writer
who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of
In addition to the monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as
writer-in-residence at Bard College for one semester without the expectation
he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient will give at least one
public lecture and will meet informally with students.
The creation of the Bard Fiction Prize, presented each October to a promising
young fiction writer, can be viewed as a continuation of Bard’s long-standing
position as a center for creative, groundbreaking literary work by both
faculty and students. From Saul Bellow, William Gaddis, Mary McCarthy, and
Ellison to John Ashbery, Philip Roth, William Weaver, and Chinua Achebe, Bard’
literature faculty, past and present, represent some of the most important
American writers of our time. The prize is intended to encourage and support
young writers of fiction to pursue their creative goals and to provide an
opportunity to work in a fertile and intellectual environment.
2007 Bard Fiction Prize Recipient:
To apply, candidates should write a cover letter explaining the project they
plan to work on while at Bard and submit a C.V., along with three copies of
the published book they feel best represents their work. No manuscripts will
accepted. Applications must be received by July 15, 2007. Please send
applications to the address given below.
For further information about the Bard Fiction Prize,
call 845-758-7087 or send an e-mail to
bfp(at)bard.edu (replace (at) with @).
Applicants may also request information by writing to the
Bard Fiction Prize at the address below:
Bard College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
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