Windham-Campbell Prizes


New Haven, CT US

The Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes call attention to literary achievement and provide writers the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.

The prizes are open to English-language writers at all stages of their careers from anywhere in the world, so long as they have one published book or one professionally produced play to their credit. Writers can be nominated for a body of work or for outstanding promise.

Awards are made by nomination only.

Winners are required to accept the prize in person and participate in a multi-day campus literary festival surrounding the prize ceremony. There are no other requirements.

Submission Info

  • Submission Deadline: Jun 15, 2023

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $165,000 unconditional grant

  • Additional Information: Eight prizes are available each year.

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