The $30,000 grand-prize winner will be announced on November 18.
The annual $10,000 prize is awarded to the best short fiction to be published in a literary publication.
This year, the Writers’ Trust has doubled the prize money to $10,000 for the first time.
For the first time, prizes in both the short fiction and poetry categories will be presented simultaneously.
For the past three years, the award program has been without a primary sponsor.
The $25,000 prize will be presented September 23 during a virtual version of the annual Politics and the Pen gala.
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