2024 Unleash WIP Prize

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Unleash Press

Call For Submissions

Unleash Work-in-Progress (WIP) Award 2024 (January – July 2024)

We aim to assist writers in the completion of an important literary project and vision. The Unleash WIP Award offers writers support in the amount of $500 to supplement costs to aid in the completion of a book-length work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Writers will also receive editorial feedback, coaching meetings, and an excerpt/interview feature in Unleash Lit

This contest is designed to support writers who are just starting or who have been toiling away but need a little mentorship and support to keep going.

The Unleash Board of Directors will select the winner and provide individual support and mentorship. 


Submit the first 25 pages of your WIP (.doc, .docx, PDF) and answers to the following questions in the document:

  • Who are you as a creative person, and what is your creative vision? (No CV or resumes here)
  • Who is your intended audience for this project, and why?

​Entries will be judged on originality, emotional resonance, and the author’s vision of the work they’d like to create. Please keep your name off all attachments. Share who you are as a creative, without disclosing your name. 

Submission Period
January 15, 2024 - July 15, 2024

Contact Name
Jen Knox
Contact Title
Executive Director
Contact Email Address

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