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The University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2021

The University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2021

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City: Pittsburgh
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The University of Pittsburgh Press calls application for Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2021.

The Drue Heinz Literature Prize recognizes and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world. The award is open to authors who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals.

Manuscripts are judged anonymously by nationally known writers. Past judges have included Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Rick Moody, and Joan Didion.


The winners of the University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2021 will receive

  • A cash prize of $15,000.
  • Publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Support in the nation-wide promotion of their book.


  • The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement.
  • The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States.
  • University of Pittsburgh employees, former employees, current students, and those who have been students within the last three years are not eligible for the award.
  • Translations are not eligible if the translation was not done by the author.
  • Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories; two or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories.
  • Novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection. Manuscripts may be no fewer than 150 and no more than 300 pages. Prior publication of your manuscript as a whole in any format (including electronic) makes it ineligible.
  • Stories or novellas previously published in magazines or journals or in book form as part of an anthology are eligible.
  • Manuscripts may also be under consideration by other publishers, but if a manuscript is open for publication elsewhere and you wish to accept this offer, please notify the Press immediately. Manuscripts under contract elsewhere are no longer eligible for the Prize.
  • Authors may submit more than one manuscript to the competition as long as one manuscript or a portion thereof does not duplicate material submitted in another manuscript.


For electronic submission: http://upress.submittable.com/submit

For mail-in submissions

Drue Heinz Literature Prize
University of Pittsburgh Press
7500 Thomas Blvd., 4th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 June,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Pittsburgh Press
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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