Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 17, 2014

No Fee – The Paterson Fiction Prize


This illustration was sent in by Gregory Myers. He took inspiration from this being the Year of the Horse and Valentine’s Dayoned by Tokyo Journal as part of a series on the seasons in Japan. Gregory is a freelance illustrator who studied under Czech artist Petr Herel at Canberra School of Art, and Akira Kurosaki at Kyoto Seika University. He is based in Sydney, Australia.

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College

$1,000 Award for a novel or collection of short fiction which, in the opinion of our judges, is the strongest work of fiction published in 2013.

Contest Rules:

1. Each book submitted must be accompanied by an application form.
Forms can be printed from

2. Publisher may submit more than one book for prize consideration.

3. Three copies of each book should be sent to:

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director
The Poetry Center
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179

4. Books entered in the competition will be donated to The Poetry Center Library at Passaic County Community College.

5. Books must be postmarked or received in The Poetry Center by April 1, 2014 to be considered for the prize.

6. Books cannot be returned.

7. For a list of winners, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope labeled:
“Paterson Fiction Prize.”

8. Announcements of winners will be placed on our website:, and in the Poets & Writers Magazine.

If you have any questions you can contact:

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director
Phone: (973) 684-6555

Talk tomorrow,



  1. This illustration is adorable. I love it!


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