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2019 MORTON ESSAY PRIZE

The essay is a medium of challenge, a challenge to both its writer and reader to reach and embrace new levels of introspection. The Morton Prize for Outstanding Essay Collections is open to unpublished essay collections that challenge existing schools of thought, transform personal experiences into assessments of human nature, and use language in new, disruptive ways.

Award: Publication in 2020, $500 award, 10 author copies

READING PERIOD: May 27, 2019 - September 26, 2019


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Reading fee: $15

  • Documents must be formatted with double-spacing, 1-inch margins, and 12-point Times New Roman or Courier font on 8.5" x 11" pages. DO NOT include images, illustrations, or graphics.

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but submitters must immediately notify of acceptance elsewhere.

  • Document title page must display final word count.

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