The fourth Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2016 competitions. Deadline: October 31, 2015. 

First-place winners in each category will receive $1,000. Second-place winners receive $500, and third-place winners $250. All winners will be awarded scholarships to the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop, March 14-15, on the University of Arizona campus, following the Tucson Festival of Books, March 12-13 (tucsonfestivalofbooks.org).

The top 50 entrants will be invited to attend the Masters Workshop ($300).

 For information on the literary awards and the workshop, contact Meg Files at masters@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.


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The fourth Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2016 competitions. Deadline: October 31, 2015. 

First-place winners in each category will receive $1,000. Second-place winners receive $500, and third-place winners $250. All winners will be awarded scholarships to the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop, March 14-15, on the University of Arizona campus, following the Tucson Festival of Books, March 12-13 (tucsonfestivalofbooks.org).

The top 50 entrants will be invited to attend the Masters Workshop ($300).

 For information on the literary awards and the workshop, contact Meg Files at masters@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.


TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS LITERARY AWARDS 2016

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

• Submit five poems of any length, a short story or novel chapter, or a nonfiction piece or book chapter per submission.

• Label each submission’s genre with the title: fiction, nonfiction, poetry.

• $20 entry fee per submission

• No limit to number of entries ($20 fee per entry)

• Categories NOT accepted: stories for children or young adults, academic or how-to nonfiction.

• Maximum length for prose is 5,000 words per submission.

• Double space prose submissions.

• Submit poems in a single document with appropriate page breaks (up to five poems per submission).

• Submissions must be in English and unpublished (self-published allowed).

• Writers must be age 18 or older.

• The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Include name and contact information in the “Comments” box. Manuscripts with the author's name anywhere on them will be disqualified.

• Authors retain all rights to submitted work.

• Winning entries will not be published.

• Deadline: October 31, 2015

 • Winners and the top 50 will be notified by December 21, 2015.

• First-, second-, and third-place winners in each category receive scholarships to the Masters Workshop, March 14-15, 2016. The top 50 finalists will be invited to attend the Masters Workshop ($300 fee).

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