The Spokane Prize

Attention: Submissions are now closed for the 2015 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Willow Springs Editions would like to thank everyone who applied to and/or supported this year’s contest–Thank You!

We look forward to reading your work; stay tuned for our winner announcements!

Willow Springs Editions is pleased to announce

the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction!

Willow Springs Editions, in collaboration with Lost Horse Press, invites submissions for
The 2015 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: Winner receives $2,000 plus publication by Willow Springs Editions.
Submission deadline:    May 15th June 1st, 2015
Open to: All United States authors, regardless of publication history, are eligible to submit.

Contest Submission Guidelines:

To Enter, please submit

  • A book-length manuscript. Manuscripts should be no less than 98 pages (there is no maximum page count) and contain at least 3 short stories. Manuscripts should be organized with page numbers and a table of contents.

Stories may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, or limited edition volumes. However selected stories collections (stories previously published in books) will not be considered. Do not send Novels.  

  • A SASE for notification.
  • A cover letter including your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as a short bio
  • A $25 dollar reading fee made out to “Willow Springs Editions” (check or money order only) for each manuscript entry
  • Entries must be postmarked by May 15 June 1, 2015. Manuscripts will not be returned!

Please send entries to:

Willow Springs Editions
c/o Inland Northwest Center for Writers
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd, 2 RPT — #259
Spokane, WA 99202

Or Submit Online via Submittable.
E-mail questions to Willow Springs Editions at:

Recent Winners:

2014 Here Among Strangers by Serena Crawford
2013 All the Wrong Places by Molly Giles
2012 The Empty House Stories by Nathan Oates
2011 You are Not Alone by Sherril Jaffe
2010 Love Songs for the Quarantined by K.L. Cook
2009 Strange Weather by Becky Hagenston
2008 This Is Not Your City by Caitlin Horrocks
2007 Forgetting English by Midge Raymond
2006 The High Heart by Joseph Bathanti
2005 Woman in the Woods by Ann Joslin Williams

Past judges have included Rick Bass, William Kittredge, Jess Walter, and John Keeble.