The Tenth Glass Woman Prize reading period is now in effect, from March 22, 2011 through September 21, 2011. 


GUIDELINES FOR The tenth Glass Woman Prize: 

(Please note that the format for the Glass Woman Prize will change with the Eleventh Glass Woman Prize)

The Tenth Glass Woman Prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose) written by a woman. Length: between 50 and 5,000 words. The top prize for the tenth Glass Woman Prize award is US $500 and possible (but not obligatory) online publication; there will also be one runner up prize of $100 and an additional runner up prize of $100 (formerly advertised as $50, but increased due to an anonymous donor contribution in September 2011), together with possible (but not obligatory) online publication. 

Subject is open, but must be of significance to women. The criterion is passion, excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are OK. Authors retain all copyright is retained by the author. 

There is no reading fee.  

Previous winners are welcome to submit again for any subsequent prize.

Submission deadline:  September 21, 2011 (receipt date). Notification date: on or before December 21, 2011.  

The winners will be announced on this web page. Submissions will not be returned, rejected, or otherwise acknowledged except for the winner and results announcement on this web page. I promise that every submission will be read with respect and with commitment to the voices of women in this world. 

Only one submission per person per submission period, by email, with "Glass Woman Prize Submission" in the subject line and the text pasted in the body of the email (no attachments!*) to:



-    "Glass Woman Prize Submission" in subject line
-    Text in body of email
-    Please put your email address in the body of the email as well

I will regretfully ignore and delete submissions of anything other than specified above, for example: submissions with any kind of attachment*, more than one piece of writing in a given prize reading period, more than 5,000 words, poetry, plays, or submissions without "Glass Woman Prize Submission" in the subject line of the email. 

*Please note that some fancy email stationery comes across as attachment; almost all illustrations come across as attachments; please do not use them in connection with the Glass Woman Prize.