A&U Magazine is currently accepting entries for the second annual Christopher Hewitt Award. A&U is a national HIV/AIDS magazine with a focus on advocacy, prevention and care, and literature and the arts. Our annual Summer Reading Issues have featured cover story interviews with Tony Kushner, Gore Vidal, E. Lynn Harris, and others. A list of last year’s winners and runners-up can be viewed here.

Fiction/Poetry/Drama/Nonfiction Contest

An award will be given in each of four categories: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction.

The winner in each genre will receive a $50 prize and will have his or her work featured in A&U’s annual Summer Reading Issue. Winners will be selected by our editors. If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.


-All submissions must be related directly or indirectly to HIV/AIDS, including but not limited to personal, historical, international, and political perspectives on HIV/AIDS.

-Poetry can be any length/style; Fiction, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction (includes essays/memoirs) should be no longer than 1,200 words. Excerpts from longer works are accepted. All entries must be previously unpublished.

-Email submissions as Word or PDF attachments to aumaglit [at] gmail [dot] com. In the subject heading of your email, include Your Name, the Genre, and the word “Award.” For example: “Chris Smith, Nonfiction, Award.” Do NOT include your name on the manuscript itself.

-Multiple submissions are accepted.

The deadline is June 15, 2014. There is no entry fee.

For more information, visit here.


One Response to “Call for Submissions: Christopher Hewitt Award”

  1. David Evans 7 October 2014 at 8:28 AM #

    I was Chris Hewitt’s best friend at our school, Hanley Castle Grammar School, between 1957 and 1965 when we both left to go up to our universities.
    if you ever want to know more – and there is a LOT to tell – let me know. I have written many books myself, including two volumes of memoir, the first being PPOINTMENTS WITH THE DREAM FAIRY, which tells of my schooldays. The title would be relevant to Chris Hewitt’s life too …
    Best Wishes.
    Didn’t know there was a prize but congratulations to whomsoever instituted it and now administers it.

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