Simpson Family Literary Prize

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Simpson Family Literary Project honors the profound impact of Barclay and Sharon Simpson and their family, distinguished philanthropic sustainers of the arts and education. For many years, they have inspired us all by championing the work and lives of artists, students, life-long learners, and underserved children. 

The Simpson Family Literary Project pursues two overarching and closely connected objectives: lasting educational outreach into schools, universities, and libraries, as well as celebrating and supporting authors across a great spectrum: from fledging young writers to mid-career writers of distinction to internationally celebrated authors.

The Simpson Family Literary Project offers three core initiatives: outreach to high school-age writers, a writer in residence program, and a national literary prize. Learn more about our programs.



Simpson Family Literary Prize