Awards Guidelines

2013 Awards Program Guidelines

Fiction Award Program deadline: August 1st, 2013.

Creative Nonfiction Award Program deadline: August 1st, 2013.

What are we looking for? All work will be eligible despite genre, form, or length. So we’ll take full length manuscripts, collections short or long, and excerpts. You can send a PDF galley of your work, or even the bound hardcopy book. We don’t care about what the big presses believe to be “marketable,” we want to see excellence in writing, no matter the form it takes. Find out more about eligibility!

We are accepting entries via mail, but we encourage you to use the electronic submissions option.

Send postal entries to:

Santa Fe Writers Project
369 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Questions? Also see our FAQ section. And read more on eligibility right here.

  • Multiple entries will be accepted.
  • Entries must be accompanied by a copy of the Entry Form.
  • For both Awards programs, a $30 reading fee must accompany each submission. This fee is non-refundable after the awards have been granted. All decisions made by the judges are final. Please go green this year and submit online.
  • Postal submissions: Please include two self-addressed #10 business size stamped envelopes so we can notify you of receipt and of the results.
  • SFWP will not keep submissions on file or use them for any purpose without the permission of the respective authors. We do not share personal contact information with any individual, organization or marketing agency.
  • SFWP claims no control over your work. There are no stipulations if you are selected for the 2013 Awards. Participation in any SFWP-related activity is voluntary.
  • We will not be able to return manuscripts sent via post. Please keep a copy of your work.
  • The contest is open to international submissions.
  • Entries may include a synopsis, outline, or introductory letter. Do not send personal correspondence to the judges.
  • You may participate in other contests and programs as well as pursue publication during the SFWP 2013 Awards Cycle. There’ll be no penalties if your work wins another award or is published before the judging begins.