Breakout 8 Writers Prize

The Breakout 8 Writers Prize, sponsored by Epiphany and The Authors Guild, seeks to recognize outstanding emerging literary voices and bring visibility to the writers of our future by honoring eight student authors. The 2019 Breakout 8 judges will be novelist Rumaan Alam, novelist Rachel Lyon, and poet and essayist Robin Beth Schaer.

Submissions are open to graduate and undergraduate students. For the second annual prize, winners received publication in Epiphany’s Breakout 8 special issue; a $250 cash prize; a year-long mentorship with novelist Rachel Lyon; a complimentary one-year student membership to the Authors Guild, including free access to seminars, webinars, and the writers’ resource library; a featured interview published on the Epiphany website, in the Authors Guild Bulletin, and on the Authors Guild website; a one-year subscription to Epiphany; and a short manuscript review.

Submissions for the 2019 Breakout 8 Writers Prize have closed.


General Submissions

General submissions are closed.