BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY JOHN GARDNER FICTION BOOK AWARD GUIDELINES
Sponsored by the Binghamton Center for Writers-State University of New York
with support from the Office of the Dean of Binghamton University's Harpur College of the Arts & Sciences
$1,000 Award for the book of fiction written in English selected by our judges as the strongest novel or collection of fiction published in 2019.
- Each book submitted must be accompanied by an application form.
- Publisher or author may submit. Author needs to have a U.S. social security number for the prize to be awarded.
- Publisher may submit more than one book for prize consideration.
- Two copies of each book should be sent to:
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director
Creative Writing Program
Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric
Library North Room 1149
Vestal Parkway East
P.O. Box 6000
- Books should be original work, not translations.
- Books entered in the competition will be donated to the contemporary literature collection at the Binghamton University Library and to the Broome County Library.
- Books must be received in the English Department by February 1, 2020 to be considered for the prize (please do not send entries before September 1, 2019).
- Books cannot be returned.
- For a list of winners, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope labeled:
- “Binghamton University Fiction Book Award.”
- Winners will be announced in Poets & Writers and the AWP Writer's Chronicle.