Post-Publication Book Prize for Immigrant writers.
The first New American Voices Award, to be presented at the 2018 Fall for the Book Festival in October, recognizes recently published works that illuminate the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.
The prize will be juried by Helon Habila, Madeleine Thien, and Maaza Mengiste who will choose three finalists and then award the prize to one. Finalists will be announced in early Fall 2018 and all three finalists and the judges will appear at the 2018 Fall for the Book festival, October 10-13 for the inaugural presentation and to read from and discuss their work. The winning writer will receive $5,000 and the two finalists each will receive $1,000.
- Starting November 2017, publishers can enter immigrant writers who have published no more than three books, only one of which may be at a Top 5 Publisher.
- Entries must be prose: literary fiction or creative non-fiction. Please no journalism, plays, or poetry.
- Eligible books must have been (or will be) published between January 2017 and September 30, 2018.
- Five bound copies of the book (galleys acceptable) must be postmarked March 31, 2018 and sent to:
Fall for the Book, George Mason University
4400 University Drive MS 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030
along with a $20 entry fee. Checks can be made out to Fall for the Book, Inc.
For more information, go here.