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 2017 Award was given to Katie Schmid.
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 1, 2018.
Kiese Laymon will select the nonfiction winner.
Rebecca Makkai will select the fiction winner.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil 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, 2019.
Michael Waters selected Chelsea Wagenaar's The Spinning Place for the 2018 Prize.
SIR editors selected J. A. Bernstein's Desert Castles for the 2017 Award.