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Meyerson Prize for Fiction


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. With the generous support of Marti, Morton and the late Marlene Meyerson, the award will continue to honor David Meyerson's memory by encouraging and taking notice of other writers of great promise.




  • Open to any writer who has not published a book of fiction (either a novel or collection of stories).

  • Writers are free to enter as many times as they wish. Each entry should be one unpublished piece of fiction (8,000 words maximum).

  • Name and address should appear only on the cover letter.

  • Reading fee is $25.00 per entry.

  • Submissions will not be returned.

  • No simultaneous or previously published work.

  • Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by May 1, 2019.

  • Entries sent by mail with a check or money order should be addressed to:

The Meyerson Fiction Prize
Southwest Review

P.O. Box 750374
Dallas, TX 75275-0374