Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize

Seneca Review, in conjunction with the TRIAS writer-in-residence program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is inaugurating a biennial book series to encourage and support innovative work in the essay.
Cross-genre and hybrid work, verse forms, text and image, connected or related pieces, and “beyond category” projects are all within the ambit of the contest.

Please submit an original manuscript of 48-120 pages.
The prize will be administered by the editors of Seneca Review. The winning manuscript to be selected by this year’s judge, John D’Agata, and will be published by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press in the spring of 2018.
Along with publication the author will receive a $2000 prize and a reading at HWS Colleges.

The submission period is June 1-August 15 through Submittable.

A decision will be announced by mid-December.