Presenting The Hal Prize

Hal Grutzmacher

The Peninsula Pulse announces the 2014 Hal Prize, offering publication, cash awards, a week stay at Write On, Door County, a class at Peninsula School of Art, and other prizes. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States.

The Hal Prize is presented in collaboration with Write On, Door County, a non-profit organization promoting writing and reading to year-round and seasonal residents in the county.

Originally called The Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee, the Hal Prize is held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, by offering commentary and encouragement to promising writers and photographers.

All submissions will be accepted digitally. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 27, 2014; the deadline for next year’s contest will be Friday, April 25, 2015.

For more complete submission guidelines and to submit your creative work, visit

Email questions to [email protected].