The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, sponsored by the Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts, is expanding with a new prize, The Willie Morris Award for Middle Grade Readers.The recipient of the Willie Morris Award receives $2,500, and an expense paid trip to New York City for the awards ceremony. The prize for Middle Grade Readers will be the same as the Southern Fiction award, and will focus on MG books, 100 pages or less, from the south.