The 2017 Siskiyou Prize is open to published books and unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts with environmental themes, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.
Manuscripts should be approximately 40,000 to 90,000 words (i.e., please do not send novellas or individual essays or stories; please also note the contest is not open to poetry or children’s books).
All submissions must be made online via Submittable by December 31, 2017, and must include the following:
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This year's judge is Jonathan Balcombe, whose most recent book is the New York Times bestseller What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins, an extraordinary journey underwater that reveals the vast capabilities of fishes. He is also the author of the books The Exultant Ark, Second Nature, Pleasurable Kingdom, and The Use of Animals in Higher Education.
The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a four-week residency at PLAYA. All unpublished manuscripts submitted to the prize will be considered for publication by Ashland Creek Press.
Please visit The Siskiyou Prize website for additional details and FAQs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Please note that we are unable to respond to phone calls or unsolicited e-mail submissions.
We are closed to regular book submissions at this time. Literary agents are welcome to send queries by e-mail.
We look forward to reading your work!
Ashland Creek Press accepts no responsibility for lost or misplaced submissions. We will get back to you with a reply as soon as possible, but please know that it can take up to several months.
Ashland Creek Press is a boutique press with the goal of publishing books of high quality that often have trouble finding homes in traditional markets. We work with authors who are passionate about their work and about getting it out into the world.