NEWS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS regarding the 2010 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.
The winner of this annual award will receive $1000 and publication by UNT Press. Entries will be judged by an eminent writer.
Entries can be a combination of short-shorts, short stories, and novellas, from 100 to 200 book pages in length (word count between 27,500 and 50,000). Material should be previously unpublished in book form. Once a winner is declared and contracted for publication, UNT Press will hold the rights to the stories in the winning collection. They may no longer be under consideration for serial publication elsewhere and must be withdrawn by the author from consideration.
Please include two cover sheets: one with title only, and one with title, your name, address, e-mail, phone, and acknowledgment of any previously published material. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except on the one cover page. Manuscripts for the 2010 award should be postmarked between May 1 and June 30, 2009. The winning manuscript will be announced in January 2010. Watch for more details in Poets & Writers.
Manuscripts cannot be returned and must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee (payable to UNT Press) and a letter-sized SASE for notification.
Last Known Position by James Mathews was our 2008 winner, judged by Tom Franklin.
Wonderful Girl by Aimee LaBrie was our 2007 winner, judged by Bill Roorbach.
Body Language by Kelly Magee was our 2006 winner, judged by Dan Chaon.
What Are You Afraid Of? by Michael Hyde, was our 2005 winner, judged by Sharon Oard Warner.
Let's Do by Rebecca Meacham was our 2004 winner, judged by Jonis Agee. Let's Do was selected for the Spring 2005 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program.
Here Comes the Roar by Dave Shaw was our 2003 winner, judged by Marly Swick.
The Stuntman's Daughter, a collection of stories by Alice Blanchard, was the 1996 winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Ms. Blanchard went on to sign a lucrative contract with Bantam for her first novel, Darkness Peering.
Send entries to: Laura Kopchick, General Editor
Katherine Anne Porter Contest / English Department
University of Texas at Arlington / 203 Carlisle Hall, Box 19035
Arlington, TX 76019