Enter: Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2020

Deadline: 30 June, 2020

The Drue Heinz Literature Prize (DHLP) recognises and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world. The award is open to authors who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals.


  • Winners receive a cash prize of $15,000, publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and support in the nation-wide promotion of their book


  • The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution (digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement)
  • The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States of America
  • University of Pittsburgh employees, former employees, current students, and those who have been students within the last three years are not eligible for the award
  • Translations are not eligible if the translation was not done by the author
  • Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories, two or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages), or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories (novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection; manuscripts may be no fewer than 150 and no more than 300 pages)
  • Prior publication of the manuscript as a whole in any format (including electronic) makes it ineligible

To enter and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID in Africa


About the Author