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2019 Housatonic Book Awards

Entry Guidelines

 

The 2019 Housatonic Book Awards will be granted to full-length books published in 2018.

 

Housatonic Award for Fiction 

 

Granted to a book of short or long fiction published in 2018. The award includes all forms of fiction, both literary and genre (mystery, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, etc.). The award carries a $1,000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the January residency (the first week of January) of the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University to give a public reading and a one-day, three-hour workshop with MFA students. The award also includes a $500 travel stipend and hotel stay during the residency. To enter:

 

a) send two copies of the book with the entry form and a check for $25 to the address on the form 

b) email an electronic copy (.pdf) of the book to dariesa@wcsu.eduand mail the entry form with a check for $25 to the address on the entry form 

c) enter electronically on the Housatonic Book Awards web site.

 

The deadline is June 14, 2019.

 

Click Hereto view past winners.

 

Housatonic Award for Poetry

 

Granted to a book of poetry of at least 40 pages published in 2018. The award carries a

$1,000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the January residency (the first week of January) of the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University to give a public reading and a one-day, three-hour workshop with MFA students. The award also includes a $500 travel stipend and hotel stay during the residency. To enter:

 

a) send two copies of the book with the entry form and a check for $25 to the address on the form

b) email an electronic copy (.pdf) of the book to dariesa@wcsu.eduand mail the entry form along with a checkfor $25 to the address on the form

c) enter electronically on the Housatonic Book Awards web site.

 

Deadline is June 14, 2019.

 

Click Hereto view past winners.

 

 

 

Housatonic Award for Nonfiction (Includes Creative Nonfiction)

 

Granted to a nonfiction book (including all subgenresmemoir, creative nonfiction, investigative and other varieties of journalism, travel, political, science, business communications, public relations, self-help, etc.). The award carries a $1,000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the August residency (the first week of August) of the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University to give a public reading and a one-day, three-hour workshop with MFA students. The award also includes a $500 travel stipend and hotel stay during the residency. To enter:

 

a) send two copies of the book with the entry form and a check for $25 to the address on the form.

b) email an electronic copy (.pdf) of the book to dariesa@wcsu.eduand mail the entry form with a check for $25 to the address on the form.

c) enter electronically on the Housatonic Book Awards web site.

 

Deadline is June 14, 2019.

 

Click Hereto view past winners.

 

Housatonic Award for Writing for Middle Grades or Young Adults

 

Granted to a book of fiction or nonfiction for middle grade children or young adult published in 2018. The Award carries a $1,000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the August residency (the first week of August) of the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University to give a public reading and a one-day, three-hour workshop with MFA students. The award also includes a $500 travel stipend and hotel stay during the residency. To enter:

 

a) send two copies of the book with the entry form and a check for $25 to the address on the form.

b) email an electronic copy (.pdf) of the book to dariesa@wcsu.eduand mail the entry form with a check for $25 to the address on the form.

c) enter electronically on the Housatonic Book Awards web site.

 

Deadline is June 14, 2019.

 

Click Hereto view past winners.

 

Payment of Award

 

The $500 travel stipend will be paid before the end of 2019. The $1,000 honorarium will be paid upon completion of the winners appearance at the designated residency of the

WCSU MFA program.

 

Applications are below. Open for submissions on February 13, 2019.