The Calvino Prize is an annual fiction competition sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the English Department of the University of Louisville. They will be awarded to outstanding pieces of fiction in the fabulist experimentalist style of Italo Calvino. Please note that these prizes are meant to encourage experimental writing, in the mode of Calvino, and are not meant to encourage merely imitative work.
First Place: $1500 and Publication
Second Place: $300
The first place entry will be published in the Salt Hill Journal of Syracuse University.
Further, the winner will be invited to read the winning entry, all expenses paid (within the continental US), at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 held at the University of Louisville every February. The 10 finalists will be posted on the website.
2015 Calvino Prize Winners and Finalists
"On February 19, as part of the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Calvino Prize winner Nick Greer read from his winning piece, _Glass City_, before a packed audience. Greer presented a physical copy of his book to Prof. Sarah Greer, Director of the Bridwell Art Library. _Glass City_ now joins more than 200 artist books available for research by faculty and students at the University of Louisville."
Calvino Prize winner Nick Greer read from his winning piece.
Transcript of the reading