Tennessee Mountain Writers announces the Excalibur Award for a first-time novelist of a full-length juvenile (for middle school level readers) or young adult novel manuscript of publishable quality. The winner will receive a $500 cash award to be presented at the 2015 Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference. Writers are asked to submit the first forty pages and a complete one- to two-page synopsis of the novel; semi-finalists will then be asked to submit their entire novels.
We are accepting
submissions through June 1, 2014, from only writers who have not previously
published or self-published a novel. TMW reserves the right to not award the
prize and to seek new manuscripts in 2015 if the professional judges deem that
none of the submitted manuscripts are of publishable quality. View our complete guidelines.