Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chicano/Latino Literary Prize

University of California (Irvine) Chicano/Latino Literary Prize

A prize of $1,000, publication by Arte Público Press, and travel expenses to attend the award ceremony in Irvine, California, is given annually on a rotating basis for a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a novel written in Spanish or English. A second prize of $500 is also awarded.

The 2009 prize will be given for a poetry collection by a Chicano or Latino writer who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Submit three print copies and an electronic copy of a manuscript of 60 to 80 pages by June 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the web site,, for complete guidelines.

University of California, Chicano/Latino Literary Prize, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 322 Humanities Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-5275. (949) 824-5443,

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