The Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College is committed to recognizing outstanding works of literary merit through its Balcones Literary Prizes, worth $1,500 each.

The Balcones Center for Creative Writing at Austin Community College is pleased to announce the Balcones Fiction Prize ($1,500) in recognition of an outstanding book of fiction.Prize Information Eligibility:

  • Books of prose may be submitted by author or publisher; send three copies; books must bear a publication date between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Nominations Accepted: September 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.

Reading fee: $30

Click here to nominate a book.

Click Here for the latest news about the Balcones Fiction Prize.

For additional info, please email balcones@austincc.edu.

Mailing address to send the book:
Joe O’Connell,
4400 College Park Dr,
Round Rock, TX 786652

The Balcones Center for Creative Writing at Austin Community College is pleased to announce the Balcones Poetry Prize ($1,500) in recognition of an outstanding book of poetry.

Prize Information Eligibility:

  • Books of poetry of 42 pages or more may be submitted by author or publisher; send three copies; books must bear a publication date between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Nominations Accepted: September 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.

Reading fee: $25

Click here to nominate a book.

Click Here for the latest news about the Balcones Poetry Prize.

For additional info, please email balcones@austincc.edu.

Mailing address to send the book:
John Herndon
Austin Community College
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752