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Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award


Saturday, May 20, 2017


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Entry Fees

There is a $30 reading fee.


The grand prize is $1,500, and two runner-ups will receive $1,000 each. Winners will be offered a competitive book contract for full-market, frontlist release. There’s no obligation to sign this contract.


This year’s judge is Benjamin Percy.

Open to everyone over the age of 18. International entries welcome. You and your entry do not need to be associated with New Mexico, we publish a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction globally.

All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So we’ll take full-length manuscripts, works-in-progress, collections short or long, and essays. We don’t care about what the big presses believe to be “marketable,” we want to see excellence in writing, no matter the form it takes. Past winners have ranged from flash fiction to memoir to magical realism to literary fiction to cultural essays.

Contact Information

Santa Fe Writers Project
369 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

[email protected]



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