The Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman honors full-length prose work (novel, short story collection, or memoir) by an author who is a woman. PLEASE, NO POETRY COLLECTIONS. The work should not have been previously published or self-published in print or online, though portions of the manuscript, (i.e., stories or chapters) may have been previously published. Please submit the entire manuscript electronically via Submittable. Be sure that neither the author's name nor any other identifying information about the author appears in the pages of the manuscript, including on the first page. Email and snail mail submissions will not be accepted. There is a $20 entry fee, which must be paid at the time of submission.