Third Annual Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest (NOS = not otherwise specified)
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript.
AIMEE BENDER* will judge.
Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee by the
deadline, Sunday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 (submissions open that day until
midnight PST). Electronic submissions only.
All entrants will receive one copy of a Les Figues title of their
choosing (anthologies not included). To browse Les Figues books, see
Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative
novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and
all forms not otherwise specified.
Please note: The winning manuscript will be published in a design and format reflective of its content.
Multiple submissions allowed (with a separate fee for each submission).
Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full
manuscript is accepted elsewhere. The winning manuscript must be an
unpublished work (published excerpts ok).
The winning manuscript will be announced in December 2013, with a fall 2014 publication date.
*Manuscripts by current and past students or close acquaintances of Aimee Bender will not be considered.
Les Figues follows the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.
Submit a 64-250 page unpublished manuscript through our electronic submissions manager.
Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced; poetry manuscripts can be
single-, double-, or alternatively-spaced. Include manuscript title on
each page; pages should be numbered. Files should be uploaded as a MS
Word document or PDF. Do not include your name anywhere on the
manuscript; all submissions will be judged anonymously.
Include a $25.00 submission fee.