Kansas Fiction Writers Invited to Submit Book Length Works to the 2020 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award
Topeka, KS – Kansas Fiction Writers with book length works published in the past three years (2017/18/19) are eligible to win the $1,000 2020 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Fiction. The annual award, rotating between poetry, fiction, and nonfiction is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection at Washburn University in Topeka and there is no fee to enter.
This year's judge will be 2017 Fiction winner Andrew Milward, who grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Milward teaches at the University of Kentucky. His prize-winning book was I Was A Revolutionary: Stories
Deadline for submission is December 15, 2019. For complete guidelines, please visit: http://www.washburn.edu/mabee/ksbookaward
The 2010 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Poetry went to Patricia Traxler for her collection, Naming the Fires, from Hanging Loose Press.
The Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection—sponsor of the competition—is an eclectic, inclusive set of materials dedicated to the study of Kansas literature through the state’s folklore, history, geography, flora, fauna, social fabric and culture. The holdings include novels, plays, collections of poetry and fiction, histories, biographies, memoirs, letters, scholarly articles, collected folklore, manuscripts and ephemera gathered over more than forty years.