Selected by SIR editors and the USI Department of English, this award goes to the best work across all genres appearing in a given year.
The 2016 Award was given to William Brewer.
Every year, SIR awards three prizes of $2,000 and publication for works of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. All entries are considered for publication.
Next deadline: October 2, 2017.
Reginald Dwayne Betts will select the nonfiction winner.
Susan Perabo will select the fiction winner.
Maggie Smith will select the poetry winner.
A prize of $3,000 and publication by SIR Press is awarded annually for a collection of poetry written in English. All entries are considered for publication.
Next deadline: February 1, 2018.
Michael Waters selected Marty McConnell's when they say you can't go home again, what they mean is you were never there for the 2017 prize.
SIR awards a prize annually of $2,000 and publication for a collection of prose. All entries are considered for publication.
Next deadline: June 1, 2017.
David H. Lynn will select the winner.