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The George Garrett Fiction Prize by Texas Review Press (Deadline: September 30)

$1,000 + Publication, 2023 Judge: Manuel Muñoz

Established in 1998, The George Garrett Fiction Prize highlights one book a year for excellence in a short story collection or novel. The Prize comes with a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 10 copies of the published book. See guidelines.

George Garrett (1929-2008), for whom this competition is named, is the author of thirty-two books and editor or co-editor of nineteen others. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University and taught for forty years at the University of Virginia. Among his honors and awards are the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Sewanee Review Fellowship in Poetry, fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ford, and Rockefeller Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He won the T.S. Eliot Award of the Ingersoll Foundation, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Founded in 1979 by Dr. Paul Ruffin, Texas Review Press is committed to publishing quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship. TRP is interested in the following areas: 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Gulf Studies, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Folklore, Cajun-Creole Studies, African-American Literature, African-American Studies, Latinx Literature, Latinx Studies, & Texas/Mexico History, and the Intersection of Text and Image. TRP currently publishes sixteen titles each year. Housed at Sam Houston State University, Texas Review Press is a member of the Texas A&M Press Texas Book Consortium, and the Association of University Presses. The mission of Texas Review Press is to develop and maintain a sound and vigorous publishing program that serves the academic ends and intellectual life of Sam Houston State University and the Department of English.