Willow Springs Books is a literary press housed in Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers in Spokane, Washington and operates under the direction of poet Christopher Howell and Polly Buckingham.  Each year, we host the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Past judges have included Rick Bass, William Kittredge, Jess Walter, John Keeble, Shawn Vestal, Sharma Shields, and Alexis Smith. Please view each category for guidelines or visit willowspringsbooks.org/submit. 

$27.50
Manuscripts must have a minimum of three (3) stories of fiction totaling at least 98 pages.

All United States authors, regardless of publication history, are eligible. Manuscripts must contain page numbers and a table of contents. There is no maximum page count and stories may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, or limited edition volumes, but cannot have been published in a previous collection by the author.

One manuscript per submission.
Along with your submission, you will receive a previous Spokane Prize winning collection of your choice at half the cover price. Please enter into the notes which collection you would like to receive:

Here Among Strangers by Serena Crawford 
All the Wrong Places 
by Molly Giles
The Empty House by Nathan Oates
Love Songs for the Quarantined by K.L. Cook
You Are Not Alone & other stories by Sherril Jaffe

Manuscripts must have a minimum of three (3) stories of fiction totaling at least 98 pages.

All United States authors, regardless of publication history, are eligible. Manuscripts must contain page numbers and a table of contents. There is no maximum page count and stories may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, or limited edition volumes, but cannot have been published in a previous collection by the author.

One manuscript per submission.