Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 8, 2021

Book Winners and No Fee Poetry Book Contest Opportunity


Christy Mihaly won We Want Snow: A Wintery Chant by Jamie A. Swenson

Angie Quantrell won CATERPILLAR’S SURPRISE by Janet Halfmann

Carl Scott won WALRUS SONG by Janet Lawler

Winners please send your address to me. Thank you!



Livingston Press

Tartt Fiction Award

Deadline: December 31, 2021
Cash Prize: $1,000

E-mail address:


A prize of $1,000, publication by Livingston Press, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first collection of short stories by a U.S. citizen. Submit a manuscript of 160 to 275 pages. There is no entry fee. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Livingston Press, Tartt Fiction Award, University of West Alabama, One College Drive, Station 22, Livingston, AL 35470. Joe Taylor, Director.

Tartts Fiction Award, rules 2021

  1. Winning short story collection will be published by Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama, in simultaneous library binding and trade paper editions. Winning entry will receive $1000, plus our standard royalty contract, which includes 60 copies of the book.
  2. Author must not have book of short fiction published at time of entry, though novels are okay. In keeping with Tartt’s biography, we are looking for an author who has yet to publish a fiction collection.
  3. Stories may have been previously published by magazines or in anthologies, though the author should have all rights. Magazines will be acknowledged. Include a list of publications, if so desired.
  4. Manuscripts must be typewritten, and we will ask for a computer file in Windows/Mac Word from the winning author and from the finalists for our anthology.
  5. Manuscript length: 160-275 pages.
  6. Deadline for email: We have returned the email deadline to December 31 of every year. Please read Number eight for correct file formatting.
  7. Entry fee: No entry fee.
  8. Please email as either a Word document only. Please use this format for the title of your file: Tarttentry_LastName_FirstName
  9. Winner announced in summer 2022. Publication in spring 2023.
  10. Winner must be an American citizen; work must be in English.
  11. Style and content of manuscripts are completely open.
  12. Finalists will be considered for our regular publication schedule and for our Tartt Anthology.
  13. Email entries to:

The winner of each contest will be announced in early June.

This year’s co-winners were Judy Juanita’s The High Price of Freeways and Schuyler Dickson’s Yazoo Clay Publication Summer, 2022

Talk tomorrow,


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