Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize/ How to Apply (Prize: $12,000 + publication).
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Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize/ How to Apply (Prize: $12,000 + publication).

Graywolf Press, a press that believes in “champion(ing) outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrespresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace”, now calls for submissions for its Nonfiction Prize. The prize, which began in 2005, is awarded to the most promising and innovative project by a writer who is not yet established in the genre. This year, the prize will be awarded to a manuscript in progress; the prize comes with a $12,000 advance and publication. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020.

Who is Eligible:

  • Any writer who is not established in the genre of nonfiction who resides in United States.
  • There is no entry fee.

How to Submit:

  • On the first page of your manuscript, include a cover letter containing a short biographical statement and a brief description of the project. Note that, while previous publication is not a requirement, you should include any previous publications in the biographical statement if you have them.
  • Include an overview of the project: a description of the part of the project that is complete and the parts that still need working on; it should be between 2—10 pages long.
  • And, submit a minimum of 25,000 words (100 pages) from the manuscript.
  • Submit here.
  • The deadline is January 31, 2020.


  • A $12,000 advance.
  • Publication.

Good luck.

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