Ends on January 28, 2019

$20.00 USD

We are now accepting submissions for the Permafrost 2019 Nonfiction Book Prize.


The winner will receive $1,000 and publication of their manuscript through the University of Alaska Press.


We welcome manuscripts from all writers writing in English. We will not consider manuscripts that have already been published elsewhere including self-published works. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately via email if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. No past or present student or paid employee of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is eligible to enter. Affiliates of UAF and their spouses are not eligible for entry.

When to Submit:

We will begin accepting submissions on September 1, 2018 with a deadline of Midnight, Alaska Standard Time, January 28, 2019.


Manuscripts must be a minimum of 150 pages long. All entries will be read anonymously. Please ensure that the author’s name does not appear on the manuscript. We will accept manuscripts of essays or full-length memoir, nature and travel writing, literary journalism, or anything else that falls into the category of creative nonfiction.

We accept only electronic submissions through our Submittable page.

Entry Fee:

We ask a $20 entry fee to submit your manuscript to the contest.


A winner will be selected around May 15, 2019. Results will be emailed shortly thereafter.


Our judge for the contest is still to be decided. Stay tuned for updates to our website and our Submittable page.


Please address inquiries to the editors at editor@permafrostmag.com.