Stillhouse Press Contest FAQs

Stillhouse Press holds two annual contests each year—a press-sponsored poetry contest and a prose contest, run with the support of the Mary Roberts Rinehart family, which alternates each year between fiction & nonfiction.

Our contests typically run from May - July. Semifinalists are announced in August, finalists in early September, and the winner in early fall, in conjunction with Northern Virginia's annual Fall for the Book festival.

For more information about our upcoming contests, please check back in March 2017. The rotating 2017 prose contest will focus on full-length nonfiction manuscripts.