peaceprize.jpgSubmissions are now being accepted for the fifth annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The award carries a $10,000 honorarium and has an illustrious group of winners, including Richard Bausch, Edwidge Danticat, and Junot Diaz.

The finalists will be revealed in September, and the award will be delivered at a gala ceremony in Dayton on November 7th, 2010. Publishers interested in submitting should check the award guidelines–the submission deadline is March 31st, 2010.

Here’s more from the release: “Publishers may submit English-language books first published in 2009 for consideration for the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Submissions may address the theme of peace on a variety of levels, such as between individuals, among families and communities, or among nations, religions, or ethnic groups.”