A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected to teach traditional courses. Submit three copies of a published book of fiction, a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae by July 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Bard College, Bard Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504. (845) 758-7087.