2015 International Literary Awards
Salem College Center for Women Writers
International Literary Competitions
The winner in each genre will receive $1000. An honorable mention in each genre (judge’s discretion) will receive $150.
Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award
for a short story up to 5000 words
Judge: Kris Saknussemm
A native of the Bay Area, Kris Saknussemm is the author of eleven books that have been translated into 22 languages. He teaches English at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. His work in progress concerns his experiences in Papua New Guinea.
Rita Dove Poetry Award
for 1 poem (please send 3 poems/submission)
Judge: Lee Ann Roripaugh
Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of four volumes of poetry: Dandarians (Milkweed Editions, 2014) On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year, Year of the Snake, and Beyond Heart Mountain. She directs the creative writing program at The University of South Dakota, and is Editor-in-Chief of South Dakota Review.
Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award
for a work of creative nonfiction, including lyric essay, memoir, & literary journalism, up to 5000 words
Judge: Brandel France de Bravo
Brandel France de Bravo’s essays have appeared in Bettermagazine.org, Bellingham Review, Gargoyle, and the Seneca Review. In 2014, she received the Center for Women Writers’ International Literary Award in creative nonfiction and the Goldfarb Family Fellowship, given annually to the top creative nonfiction applicant to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.