The SWG is now receiving submissions for the 2021 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award in Poetry.
The John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award recognizes excellence in unpublished book-length manuscripts. The award rotates between the genres of poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction: in 2021, the genre will be poetry.
Prizes are as follows: 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $650; 3rd place: $350. The winners will read from their work at the John V. Hicks Awards Show at SWG's annual Fall Conference in October.
Deadline: June 30, 2021, at midnight. Late submissions will not be accepted.
For the application form and a complete list of rules and the submission guidelines, please visit our website.