The 2019 Siskiyou Prize is open!

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Siskiyou Prize is now open for submissions, until December 31.

This year’s judge is Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, which has been translated into German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. She has contributed to and edited numerous anthologies, including Ecofeminism and the Sacred and The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics. She is also the author of Burger in Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series, Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of AnimalsThe Pornography of Meat, and, most recently, Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time, with Virginia Messina. She lives with her partner and two rescue dogs in Dallas.

Carol Adams

The Prize accepts both published books and full-length, completed unpublished prose manuscripts. Manuscripts should be approximately 40,000 to 90,000 words (i.e., please do not send novellas or individual essays or stories; please also note the contest is not open to poetry or children’s books). For complete details, click here.

The 2019 Siskiyou Prize winner will receive:

  • A cash award of $1,000
  • Two-week residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology during the 2020-2021 residency season
  • All unpublished manuscripts submitted to the prize will be considered for publication by Ashland Creek Press.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, founded in 1970, fosters creativity, intellectual inquiry, and education, expanding the relationships between art, nature, and humanity. The Center offers workshops, residencies, and community events at its facility on the central Oregon coast, at the edge of a Nature Conservancy preserve and in the center of a United Nations Biosphere Reserve.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Click here for more information and to submit your work (please note that all submissions must come through Submittable. And if you have any questions that are not answered on The Siskiyou Prize website, please feel free to contact us.