Festival Staff / July 1, 2014
The third annual Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Writing Competition is now under way! Entries are being accepted in three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books March 14-15.
First-place winners in each category will receive $1,000. Second-place entries will receive $500, and third-place finishers receiving $250. All nine prize-winners will receive scholarships to the 2015 TFOB Masters Workshop March 16-17 at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Only the 50 semifinalists in the contest will be invited to take part in the workshop. The workshop is an invitation-only conference with a tuition fee of $300.
Instruction will be provided by five authors featured at the 2015 Festival of Books. Past faculty members have included Rae Armantrout, Ann Hood, Larry Watson, Thomas Cobb, Kevin Canty, Gina Frangello, Rigoberto Gonzalez and Peter Turchi. The 2015 faculty will be announced later this year.
Submissions to the Literary Awards competition will be accepted now through October 15, 2014
For information not listed below, contact Meg Files at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 206-6084.
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014