post-publication award for first book of short fiction: Drake Emerging Writer Award
- Drake Emerging Writer Award
The Drake University Writers & Critics Series is pleased to announce the first Drake Emerging Writer Award. Each year, the faculty and students of Drake University’s English Department will select one first book of poetry, or short fiction, or literary nonfiction, and the author of the book will receive an honorarium of $1000 plus travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
We are currently accepting submissions of first books of short fiction for consideration for the Drake Emerging Writer Reading to be held in March or April 2010. Entries may be submitted by the author or the publisher, and must include a copy of the book, a cover letter including a brief biography and contact information for the author and affirming that this is his/her first book-length publication, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a $15.00 entry fee payable to "Drake University." Entries must be postmarked by September 15, 2009. Materials postmarked after September 15 will not be considered. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of the Drake University English Department.
The winners will be notified by December 1, 2009. All entrants will be notified of the results by December 31, 2009.
This year, the award is open to single-author first books of short fiction only. Authors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in=2
0the reading at Drake University in March or April 2010 to receive the award. The following are ineligible for the awards: 1) authors who have published more than one book through independent, university, or commercial publishers; 2) entries from vanity presses and self-published books; 3) current students and employees at Drake University.
Send all materials to:
Drake Emerging Writer Award
c/o Jennifer Perrine, Writers and Critics Series
English Department, Howard Hall
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
For questions about the award or the series, please e-mail <jennifer.perrine(at)drake.edu> (replace (at) with @) or call 515-271-4161.
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