Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

Since 1990 the Press has published the annual winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction in cooperation with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). The $5,000 award is sponsored by AWP, a nonprofit organization that provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers. AWP supports over 34,000 writers, 500 college and university creative writing programs, and 100 writers’ conferences and centers.

Manuscript Submissions

Grace Paley Prize submissions should not be directed to the University of Massachusetts Press offices. For contest guidelines, or to submit your work, please see the AWP website. Entries must be postmarked between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2012.

Books in the Series (arranged by year of publication)

Bewildered
Stories
2014
Everyone Here Has a Gun
Stories
2013
[node-title] My Escapee
Stories
2012
[node-title] Girls in Trouble
Stories
2011
[node-title] Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry
Stories
2010
[node-title] Temporary Lives
Stories
2009
[node-title] Legend of a Suicide 2008
[node-title] Heavier Than Air
Stories
2008
[node-title] Pins and Needles
Stories
2007
[node-title] Tropical Fish
Stories out of Entebbe
2005
[node-title] History Lessons
Stories
2003
[node-title] A Private State
Stories
2003
[node-title] A Jeweler's Eye for Flaw
Stories
2002
[node-title] The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress
Stories
2001
[node-title] The Clouds in Memphis
Stories and Novellas
2000
[node-title] Women and Other Animals
Stories
1999
[node-title] The Daiquiri Girls 1998
[node-title] Read This and Tell Me What It Says 1996
[node-title] Black Maps 1996
[node-title] The Last Good Man 1995
[node-title] Wanting Only to Be Heard 1995
[node-title] The Price of Tea in China 1995
[node-title] Wild Desire 1991