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

  • Eligibility: Must be a book of fiction published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Books may be submitted by either the author or publisher.
  • Submission accepted from September 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2020
  • Reading fee: $30. Please click here to complete the submission form and make your payment.
  • After completing the submission form, mail 3 copies of the book to:

Joe O’Connell
4400 College Park Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78865

 

Balcones Prize for Poetry

  • Eligibility: Must be a poetry collection of 42 pages or more, published between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019. Books may be submitted by either the author or publisher.
  • Submissions accepted from September 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2020
  • Reading fee: $25. Please click here to complete the submission form and make your payment.
  • After completing the submission form, mail 3 copies of the collection to:

Charlotte Gullick
Austin Community College
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

 

Questions? Email balcones@austincc.edu