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
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 2017! Fame and fortune, folks.
2017 Book Prize in Poetry (now closed; 2018 Book Prize in Fiction opens fall 2017!)
2017 New Alchemy Contest (now closed; 2018 New Alchemy Contest will open in fall 2017!)
In 2017 we implemented our first annual Young Writer’s Contest. We collect some of the freshest and fiercest writing from the next generation of passionate writers and the winners earn publication in our summer web issue.