Saturday, April 25, 2015

Writing Competition: New American Fiction Prize 2015


Entry Fee: $22.50 USD
Ends on 6/15/2015

The submission period for the 2015 New American Fiction Prize is now open. Entry portal.

The submission deadline is June 15, 2015.

Winner receives a $1000 award, book publication, and 25 complimentary copies. All full-length fiction manuscripts are welcome, including novels; novellas; novels in verse; and collections of stories and/or novellas and/or short-shorts or flash fiction, including linked collections that may be read as novels.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please contact us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Final judge this year is LARRY WATSON, author of the novels Let Him Go; Montana 1948; American Boy; In a Dark Time;White Crosses; Laura; Orchard; and Sundown, Yellow Moon. His other books include a story collection called Justice and a chapbook of poetry called Leaving Dakota. He has published short stories and poems in Gettysburg Review, New England Review, North American Review, Mississippi Review, and other journals and magazines. His essays and book reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and other periodicals. Watson taught writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for twenty-five years before joining the faculty at Marquette University in 2003 as a Visiting Professor.

To submit, please upload your manuscript (approx. 100-500 pages) to Submittable as a Microsoft Word file and pay the $22.50 reading fee.

We read manuscripts blind, so please include your contact information (name, manuscript title, address, telephone number, email address) in the cover letter field at Submittable, but exclude any identifying information from the manuscript itself

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