The Jeanne Leiby Chapbook

In a few weeks, I’ll post a link to my own tribute/ memorial to my former mentor Jeanne Leiby (which will run on the Burrow Press blog), but in the meantime, I want to share some news about the award that has been established in her honor. Details follow below, and were lifted from the UCF College of Arts & Humanities web site. If you write fiction, you should strongly consider submitting.


Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award

The Florida Review is proud to announce the first annual Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award in Fiction or Graphic Narrative. For more information, write or call 407-823-5329.

  • Judge: David Huddle
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011


  • First Place: $500 and chapbook publication (letter press and hand-bound by Hoopsnake Press)
  • Second Place: Tuition at Sanibel Island Writers Conference
  • Third Place: Registration for The Florida Writers Conference


  • Submit up to 35 pages (double spaced and in MS Word or pdf if prose fiction)
  • This is a blind-read contest. The manuscript should not have your name or other identifying information on any page
  • Submit a cover letter with your name and the title (or titles) of the submitted writing
  • Any combination of long or short stories or flash fiction will be considered
  • Graphic Narrative must be black and white and in jpeg format, up to 35 pages
  • Entry fee of $25 includes a subscription to The Florida Review
  • All submissions will be considered for publication in The Florida Review
  • Simultaneous submissions are OK as long as they are withdrawn immediately upon acceptance elsewhere
  • Submissions accepted until midnight on December 1, 2011
  • Notification of results will be posted on The Florida Review website by February 2012
  • In the unlikely event that no submitted manuscript is selected by the judge as fitting chapbook publication, only the second and third prizes will be awarded
  • Submit here to The Florida Review

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