Monday, July 23, 2012

Deadline July 31 | A Room of Her Own Orlando Prizes for Women Writers (poetry, fiction, non-fiction | worldwide)

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Deadline: 31 July 2012

AROHO's Orlando Prizes for unpublished poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction celebrate Virginia Woolf's title character's liberation from the restraints of time and gender. AROHO's array of competitions is an invitation to women writers to manifest their own escapades "in gardens running down to the river, and a pleasant grove of nut trees to walk in".


Prizes will be awarded to deserving women on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. Applications must be completed fully and will be considered in their entirety. Applicants are encouraged to make multiple submissions in the same or different categories.

Winners and finalists will be announced on the website and in a newsletter bulletin to e-newsletter subscribers. Please sign up for our e-newsletter, or update your email address on our list in order to be assured notification of prize winners and finalists.

Orlando Prize winners in all four categories will be notified by phone or email prior to the announcement date. Winners will be offered a chance to edit the submission prior to website publication.

In order to facilitate the blind judging process, please remove all identifying information from the document before inserting in the text field.

Please be sure your document meets the length requirements before copying and pasting into the text field provided on the paperless form.


The Orlando Prizes and eMessage competitions are open to all women regardless of nationality. All submissions must be written in English.


The competitions are open to women writers with the following exceptions:
  • Employees, interns, or contractors of AROHO;
  • Relatives of employees or members of the board of directors;
  • Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submission, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular submission might have the appearance of imp\ropriety.

To be certain that every finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all submissions will be provided to the judges without any identifying material.

Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material will be removed from judged submissions until the conclusion of the competition.

AROHO will not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.

AROHO is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our awards. Our policy is that judges will recuse themselves from considering any submission from an applicant to whom they are related by blood, love, or money.


For queries:

For submissions: via the award application page