Thank you for your interest in the
International Literary Awards at Salem College 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting priorities,
the International Literary Awards have been discontinued.

2020 International Literary Award Winners

Drumroll please! We announce the winners of the 2020 International Literary Awards in Poetry & CNF*!
(*Winners in Fiction will be announced at a later date.)
Winners in each category receive a cash award of $1,000.
Honorable mentions in each category receive a cash award of $150.

2020 International Literary Awards

The Center for Women Writers is excited to launch this year’s International Literary Awards! Guidelines for each category are on our Submittable page.

The winner in each genre—poetry, creative nonfiction & fiction—will receive $1,000. An honorable mention in each genre (judge’s discretion) will receive $150.

2018 International Literary Award Winners

With great pleasure, we announce the finalists, winners, and honorable mentions in the 2018 International Literary Awards, sponsored by Center for Women Writers at Salem College. The submissions went through two rounds of readers before being sent along to the judges, who had the hard and rewarding task of selecting the final winners and honorable mentions. The process was fair: the readers read anonymously. The judges received the names of the winners only minutes prior to the public receiving the information.