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Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award


Iowa Writers' Workshop
507 North Clinton Street 102 Dey House

Iowa City IA 52242-1000




Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition.

The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. We do not accept e-mail submissions.


  • Submission Instructions/Form

  • Submission Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

  • First Prize: Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press's standard contract.

Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award is listed in the following categories:

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