Whitefish Review Announces $1000 Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction
Whitefish, Mont. (May 5, 2014) — Author Rick Bass will serve as the judge for Whitefish Review’s fiction prize –“The Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction”. Writers may submit previously unpublished stories under 5000 words per entry. First place winner of the fiction prize will receive $1,000 and be published in issue #16 to be released in December. Runners-up and finalists may also be considered for publication.
Rick Bass’s fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Bryan Woolley of the Dallas Morning News said, “Probably no American writer since Hemingway has written about man-in-nature more beautifully or powerfully than Rick Bass.”
Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. Author Doug Peacock has called it, “One of the most refreshing journals to hit the literary scene in years.”
Featuring established and emerging authors and artists, Whitefish Review weaves a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations along with a 16-page color art section. It is published twice a year, in December and June. As a recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation created for the public good, it is supported by generous donations, grants, and subscriptions.
The journal has featured interviews with Tom Brokaw, Russell Chatham, David James Duncan, John Irving, Tom McGuane, and Terry Tempest Williams, and published the original work of Rick Bass, Douglas H. Chadwick, Pete Fromm, Pam Houston, Doug Peacock, Rick DeMarinis, Annick Smith, Jack Turner, William Kittredge and many other distinguished authors.
While publishing some of the finest voices in the American West and beyond, the journal is also discovering and launching promising writers. Every issue features a previously unpublished writer chosen by the editors, as part of their mission to discover and nurture budding writers. Often these writers are featured in events alongside famous literary figures.
The deadline for submissions for the fiction prize is September 15 and there is a $15 fee to submit. Submissions for the next regular reading period do not carry a fee and are accepted from August 1 – October 1. All submissions are accepted via an online submission manager at www.WhitefishReview.org. For full guidelines, visit the web site.