Scriptoria Literary Fiction Award
An Annual $5,000 Prize
Imagine reading contemporary fiction that engages, challenges, awakens your faith. Imagine a voice that gives insight to unnamed yet ever-present longings or fears. Imagine stories where faith is neither trivial nor silent, but complex, engaged, and essential.
The generous donors of the Scriptoria Literary Fiction Award hope for both awakenings and challenges that arise from faith commitments.
Scriptoria is a place where such voices and gifts are noticed and supported. We envision spiritually-attuned fiction that shows literary promise. The prize recognizes and encourages work that demonstrates excellence in writerly craft and wordsmithing.
Out of the catacombs of our thoughts and into the literary spotlight for the world to see—the process begins at Scriptoria Workshop.
· All fiction writers registered and attending the workshop will be eligible for this award.
· The document can be either a near-final draft novel or a collection of short stories.
· In future years, any Scriptoria Workshop past attendee may submit a completed manuscript for consideration in the current year’s review.
· In any year, the judges may suspend the award, if they deem that no submitted work meets expectations.
Submission Guidelines: See above