Diverse Voices Book Prize

November 29, 2022

Grand View University and the English Department are proud to sponsor a "Diverse Voices Book Prize." The recipient must be a person of color from the United States. The manuscript can be fiction, nonfiction or poetry. This winning manuscript will be published, 100 copies will be awarded, and the winner will be flown (continental U.S.) and housed two nights in Des Moines, Iowa for a book signing and reading in mid-April, 2023.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2023. Selections will be made February 1, 2023 with the book announcement in mid-April 2023. There is no entry fee.

"Writing is really a way of thinking—not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” —Toni Morrison

Manuscript Guidelines: Please submit all manuscripts (poetry, fiction or nonfiction) as a single-spaced Word (.docx or .doc) document and a short 100-word biography (in the body of the email) to Dr. Paul Brooke at pbrooke@grandview.edu and he will verify your entry. We consider a full-length collection of poetry to run 70-100 pages, while a prose collection/novel to run 35,000-80,000 words.