The University of Pittsburgh Press announces the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Submission for a collection of short fiction.
The University of Pittsburgh Press is a publisher with distinguished lists in a wide range of scholarly and cultural fields. We publish books for general readers, scholars, and students. The Drue Heinz Literature Prize Submission is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement.
Eligiblity Guidelines for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize
- The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement.
- The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States.
- Current University of Pittsburgh employees and students, and former employees and students affiliated with the University within the last three years, are not eligible for the award.
- Translations are not eligible if the translation was not done by the author
Guidelines for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Submission
- Your Application should submit using the submittable contest site.
- During the submission period (May 1 – June 30) simply click the link above. You’ll be taken to their secure submittable.com web page where you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions:
- Manuscripts must be double-spaced and pages must be numbered consecutively.
- Each submission must include a list of all of the writer’s published short fiction work, with full citations. You will be given an opportunity to enter this information into a field in Submittable.
- Manuscripts will be judged anonymously. Therefore, the author’s name, other identifying information, and publication information must not appear within the manuscript. Only your uploaded manuscript is visible to the judges.
Winners receive a cash prize of $15,000, publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and support in the nation-wide promotion of their book.
Manuscripts must be received during May and June. That is, they must be submitted on or after May 1 and on or before June 30.
If unable to partake in this year’s submissions, learn how to write captivating stories for the next submission. Good luck.