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Prizes & Awards

The Morton Marr Poetry Prize

The Morton Marr Poetry Prize is in honor of Morton Marr and his love of poetry. First place is $1,000 and second place is $500. Both winning poems will be published in Southwest Review. Learn more...

The David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction

Named for the late David Nathan Meyerson (1967-1998), a therapist and talented writer who died before he was able to show to the greater world the full fruits of his literary potential, the prize consists of $1,000 and publication in SWR. Learn more...

The McGinnis-Ritchie Award

Established in 1960, the John H. McGinnis Memorial Award honors the man who edited the Southwest Review from 1927 to 1943. The McGinnis-Ritchie Award has been given annually to the best works of fiction and nonfiction published in the Southwest Review. The awards consist of cash prizes of $500. Learn more...

The Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award

Established in 1978, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award is given to the authors of the best poems published in the Southwest Review. The awards consist of $300 cash prizes. Learn more...