Call for Submissions

The Megaphone Prize by Radix Media

Radix Media

522 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Sep 30, 2021


Aug 26, 2021
The Megaphone Prize (previously the Own Voices Prize) is an annual contest from Radix Media dedicated to the discovery of timely, urgent, and interrogative collections from debut writers of color. This year, the prize is open to short story collections by debut writers of color. Submissions are open from July 15 until September 30. Deesha Philyaw, author of the collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies and Winner of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction will choose the winning manuscript; the author of which will receive $1000, publication, and 20 author copies. You can find the complete submission guidelines here:


Writers can submit a manuscript between 35,000 and 80,000 words with a $20 submission fee. Limited fee waivers are available.