EastOver Press occasionally holds contests to recognize outstanding collections of fiction and nonfiction by established and emerging writers. The winners of these contests are offered publication with EastOver Press.
To see past and current contest winners of the EastOver Prizes, please visit eastoverpress.com/pressprizes.
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EastOver Prize for Nonfiction
The submission period for the 2022 EastOver Prize for Nonfiction has now closed. The winner(s) will be announced by or before September 1, 2022.
The EastOver Prize for Nonfiction is open to a wide variety of book-length nonfiction manuscripts by established and emerging writers.
We are especially interested in collections of literary essays, but will consider memoirs, mixed genre works, works combining essays and original visual art, speculative nonfiction, and other hybrid works.
The winner(s) of this contest will be offered publication by EastOver Press and an honorarium of $2,000 upon successful completion of a contract for publication by the Press.
Entries can be made on our Submittable page during open submission periods. Close friends, family members, former students, and persons well-acquainted with the judges are not eligible for consideration. The contest is limited to works in English by writers over 18 years of age. The editors reserve the right to close the contest early if the number of submissions exceeds our ability to respond to each submission in a timely manner.
No fee is required for entry. Previously published collections are ineligible, though we expect that most submissions will have individual sections that were previously published. Manuscripts may be under consideration by other publishers, but if a manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify us immediately. Manuscripts under contract elsewhere are ineligible.
EastOver Prize for Fiction
EastOver Press will not hold a Fiction Prize contest for 2022.
The EastOver Prize is awarded to outstanding, unpublished short story collections by established and emerging writers.
Award: The winner(s) and multiple finalists may be declared at the conclusion of the contest. The winner(s) of this contest will be offered publication by EastOver Press and a prize of $2,000 upon successful completion of a contract for publication. Finalists in the contest may also be considered for publication by the Press.
Reading fee: A reading fee of $20 must be paid for each entry. Reading fees are nonrefundable.
Entries can be made on our Submittable page during the reading period for the Prize. Manuscripts may be no fewer than 125 and no more than 250 pages.
Judging: Friends, family members, former students, and anyone well-acquainted with the judges are not eligible for consideration. The editors reserve the right to close the contest early if the number of submissions exceeds our ability to respond to each submission in a timely manner.
Eligibility: The competition is open to manuscripts written in the English language from writers 18 and older who live in the United States or one of its territories.
Ineligibility: Previously published story collections, including self-published collections available in print or as an ebook, are not eligible for this contest.