Anne and Robert Cowan Writer's Prize 2024 Nomination Form

The Cowan Writer’s Prize recognizes and awards writers who have made an exceptional contribution to literary arts through a Jewish perspective. Awardees must be emerging writers who have published work (novel, short story, creative non-fiction, memoir, graphic novel, or another hybrid form), and who:

  • Reside in the greater San Francisco Bay Area
  • Are considered exceptionally gifted by their peers and readers
  • Write with a high degree of creativity and intelligence
  • Engage thoughtfully with Jewish themes in their work

The Cowan Prize includes a grant of $5,000 awarded to the nominee who best exemplifies these qualities.

Submission deadline is September 9, 2024. Submissions are reviewed as received. Self-nominations are encouraged! A winner will be announced in fall 2024. Please contact Robyn Carmel with questions.

Nominator Information:

Nominee Information:

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls.

Document uploads are strongly encouraged. If you would like to submit a hard copy for consideration, please mail it to the following address:

Cowan Writer's Prize
Attention: Robyn Carmel
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
121 Steuart St
San Francisco, CA 94105

The Anne and Robert Cowan Writer's Prize is made possible by Robert Cowan, who established the award at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties in 2004.