PEN Texas invites all writers in the Southwestern states to participate in the 2013 contest for excellence in writing in the categories of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and literary translation. The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize, co-sponsored by PEN Center USA and PEN Texas.
The contest is open to full (regular) members of PEN Center USA and PEN America living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. It is also open to Associate Members of PEN Texas. Entries must be books published between May 15, 2011 and August 1, 2013. Self-published books are eligible. Translations must be into English.
Entries must be received no later than September 1, 2013.
Please submit three copies of each title and the receipt of payment. Mail to Dr. Tim Redman, School of Arts and Humanities MS JO 31, The University of Texas at Dallas, P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083. To pay the entry fee, please use the button below. The site will accept Paypal and all major credit cards.
The books will not be returned. For acknowledgement of receipt, please enclose an email address. Do not send fourth class book rate unless ample time for delivery is assured. Please label parcels “PEN SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARDS.”