- August 11, 2022 - min. read
Hackney Literary Awards Novel Contest
This prestigious writing competition recognizes excellence in poetry and fiction with prizes at the national level and for the state of Alabama. The Hackney Literary Awards, sponsored by the Cecil Hackney family of Birmingham, Alabama, was established in 1969. The annual competition awards $2,500 in prizes for poetry and short fiction (1st place, $600; 2nd, $400; 3rd, $250). A $5,000 prize is also sponsored by the Morris Hackney family for an unpublished novel. Submissions for the 2021 novel contest are due September 30, 2021.