We believe that honoring good, promising work by young and emerging writers is the best way to promote literary culture. The GPWC annually sponsors two regional prizes: the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize, open to all writers in the region who have not yet published a book, and the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award, open to tribally-enrolled writers in the region.

Stay tuned for submission guidelines for these prizes. The Emerging Writer Prize will have a deadline of November 15, 2013. The Emerging Tribal Writer Award will have a deadline of January 1, 2014.

Our home unit, the South Dakota State University English Department, also hosts the Jerome R. Norgren and Paul R. Witherington awards for junior high and high schools in South Dakota.


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