Since 2014, Permafrost Magazine has held an Annual Book Prize contest for the best manuscript (genre alternating each year). The winner of the contest receives $1000.00 and publication through the University of Alaska Press. Each year, the book prize genre alternates through poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Here are the winners from previous years:
2014 (Poetry) – Adam Tavel, Plash and Levitation
2015 (Fiction) – Becky Hagenston, Scavengers: Stories
2016 (Nonfiction) – Anand Prahlad, The Secret of a Black Aspie
2017 (Poetry) – Gail C. DiMaggio, Woman Prime
2018 (Fiction) – Roger Wall, During-the-Event
2019 (Nonfiction) – Shena McAuliffe, Glass, Light, & Electricity
Also, we hold a hybrid contest each year, The New Alchemy Contest, seeking work that pushes boundaries in both form and content. The winner of that contest receives $500.00, publication in the summer web issue, and a featured interview on the website. Finalists receive publication in the summer web issue.
Check out our rapidly approaching contests for 2020! Fame and fortune, folks.
2020 New Alchemy Contest (Opening Soon)