Entries due September 15, 2021








Submissions to the 2021 Hal Prize, the annual literary and photography contest presented by the Peninsula Pulse and Write On, Door County, are now closed.

The Hal Prize offers publication to a readership of more than 25,000 and cash awards for winners.

The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Find submission guidelines here>>

Contest Prizes

In addition to publication in the Peninsula Pulse and the 8142 Review, the Hal Prize offers cash prizes, and Door County pottery.

First place in all categories receives $250 and a Hal Prize mug from Clay Bay Pottery

Second place in all categories receives $100

Third place in all categories receives $50

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.