The George Garrett Prize


Established in 1998, The George Garrett Fiction Prize seeks to highlight one book a year for excellence in a short story collection or novel. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on October 1 and close on December 31. To submit please visit our online submission manager

https://texasreview.submittable.com/submit/1487/the-george-garrett-fiction-prize

The George Garrett Fiction Prize

2019 Judge:

General Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines

2019 Judge:

George Garrett (1929-2008), for whom this competition is named, is the author of thirty-two books and editor or co-editor of nineteen others. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University and taught for forty years at the University of Virginia. Among his honors and awards are the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Sewanee Review Fellowship in Poetry, fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ford, and Rockefeller Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He won the T.S. Eliot Award of the Ingersoll Foundation, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 

Previous Winners:

2018: Susan Lowell  Two Desperados 

2017: Jim KellyPitchman’s Blues

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031652/pitchmans-blues/

2016: James UlmerThe Fire Doll

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031270/the-fire-doll/

2015: Jeff P. JonesLove Give Us One Death

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030976/love-give-us-one-death/

2014: Kathy FlannGet A Grip

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030518/get-a-grip/

2013: Stephen MarchThe Gold Piano

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030082/the-gold-piano/

2012: Tim ParrishThe Jumper

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781937875282/the-jumper/

2011: Starner JonesPurple Church

2010: David ArmandThe Pugilist’s Wife

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896670/the-pugilists-wife/

2009: Richard SpilmanThe Estate Sale

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896441/the-estate-sale/

2008: Mary Kuykendall-WeberRiver Roots

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896298/river-roots/

2007: Jack SmithHog To Hog

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896236/hog-to-hog/

2006: Meg MoceriSky Full of Burdens

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896090/sky-full-of-burdens/

2005: Jacqueline BautistaFiestas

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515951/fiestas/

2004: Gail MountPitching Tents

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515760/pitching-tents/

2004: Mark BrazaitisAn American Affair

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515777/an-american-affair/

2003: Steve SherwoodHardwater

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515685/hardwater/

2003: John CottleThe Blessings of Hard-Used Angels

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515678/the-blessings-of-hard-used-angels/

2002: Thomas CobbActs of Contrition

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515593/acts-of-contrition/

2001: Naton LeslieMarconi’s Dream and Other Stories

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515517/marconis-dream/

2000: Roger HartErratics

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515371/erratics/

1999: Don MeredithWing Walking

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515326/wing-walking/

1998: Peter LeachTales of Resistance

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515210/tales-of-resistance/