A Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, or Graphic Narrative Chapbook Award in honor of writer, teacher, editor Jeanne M. Leiby, former editor of The Florida Review and Southern Review. Submit a long story or essay, several short stories or essays, a flash prose collection, or graphic narrative (black & white). Please identify the genre and whether the submission is a single piece or a collection in your cover letter. Length limit: approximately 45 pages double-spaced, standard font and size.
Please note that, for collections of multiple shorter pieces, it is acceptable for some of them to have been previously published. However, we prefer that at least some of the work be unpublished so that we may offer journal publication to non-winners.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2019. Final judge: To Be Announced
FIRST-PLACE PRIZE: chapbook publication and $1,000
2ND PLACE: Tuition to Sanibel Island Writers Conference.
All submissions considered for publication in The Florida Review and Aquifer: The Florida Review Online.
Blind read: Please do not put your name, address, or identifying information on the manuscript--only on the cover letter.