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
2020 (Poetry) – Sara Ryan, I Thought There Would Be More Wolves
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 contest for 2021! Fame and fortune, folks.