Balcones Prize

We believe that writers deserve to be compensated for the vital work they do. Each year, we select an outstanding work of fiction and collection of poetry for a Balcones Literary Prize. To help support their continued work, the winners of this prize receive $1,500 each. If you’re interested in submitting a work of fiction or poetry, please read the following guidelines.

Balcones Prize for Fiction

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, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
  • Nominations Accepted: September 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023.
  • Reading fee: $30
  • After completing the submission form, mail 3 copies of the book to:

Adeena Reitberger
ACC Creative Writing Dept. – Balcones Prize
6101 Highland Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78752

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