Saturday, 5 April 2014


Named for the late David Nathan Meyerson (1967-1998), a therapist and talented writer who died before he was able to show to the greater world the full fruits of his literary potential, the prize consists of $1,000 and publication in SWR. With the generous support of Marlene, Marti, and Morton Meyerson, the award will continue to honor David Meyerson's memory by encouraging and taking notice of other writers of great promise.


The prize is open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories.

Submissions must be no longer than 8,000 words.

A $25.00 reading fee must accompany each submission.

Work should be printed without the author's name (if work is submitted online, please omit the author's name from the final "submission content text area"). Name and address should appear only on the cover letter or at the top of the online form.

Submissions will not be returned.

No simultaneous or previously published work.

Postmarked deadline for entry is May 1, 2014. (Winner will be announced in August.)

The winning story will appear in Southwest Review Vol. 99, No. 4 (autumn), 2014. All entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning story appears.

All entries will be considered for publication.

Mailed entries should be addressed to:

The Meyerson Fiction Prize
Southwest Review
P.O. Box 750374
Dallas, TX 75275-0374

Before entering, please be sure that you have reviewed and meet the eligibility of all contest rules. Entry fee is non-refundable.

click here to pay your Meyerson entry fee with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card.

click here to submit your Meyerson entry by email.

NOTE: Your entry is not complete until you have completed both of the above steps.

To submit your work for regular publication, click here.

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