Annual Book Prize

Since 2014, Permafrost Magazine has held an Annual Book Prize contest for the best manuscript (genre alternating each year). The winner of the contest receives $1000.00 and publication through the University of Alaska Press. Each year, the book prize genre alternates through poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.



Most Recent Winners by Genre


Book Prize Winners on UA Press



2023: Latorial Faison, Nursery Rhymes in Black
Judge: Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Coming Soon)
Judge: Elizabeth Bradfield
Judge: Jericho Brown
Judge: Heid Erdrich


2022: Brook McClurg, A Dictionary of Modern Consternation
Judge: Joy Castro (Coming Soon)
Judge: Elena Passarello
Judge: Scott Russell Sanders


Judge: Julie Iromuanya

2018: Roger Wall, During-the-Event
Judge: Chinelo Okparanta

Judge: Benjamin Percy