Ends on 9/30/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing. A $10,000 advance and publication in Fall 2017 by Dzanc Books will be awarded to the winner. Finalists will be compiled in-house and passed along for evaluation by this year’s judges: Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop), Kim Church (Byrd), and Andrew F. Sullivan (Waste).

The contest is open to new, upcoming, and established writers alike. Agented submissions are also eligible. All submitted works must be previously unpublished novel-length manuscripts and should include a brief synopsis, author bio, and contact information. The full work should be formatted as a Word .doc or .docx file free of page numbers, headers, or footers.

We will accept submissions from April 1st, 2016 through September 30th, 2016 via our Submittable page. (Note: we will not accept physical entries.) There is a $25 submission fee. The winner will be notified directly on November 1st, 2016, and a public announcement will follow on the Dzanc Books webpage.  

Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contest fees will go toward funding the prize as well supporting Dzanc’s commitment to producing quality literary works, providing creative writing instruction in public schools through the Dzanc Writers-in-Residence program, and offering low-cost workshops for aspiring authors. 

$ 25.00

The annual Dzanc Books Short Story Competition recognizes outstanding achievement in short fiction. Past prize winners include My Life as a Mermaid by Jen Grow, By Light We Knew Our Names by Anne Valente, and most recently, Clothed, Female Figure by Kirstin Allio, which will be released this fall.

The winner will receive a $1,000 advance and have their collection published in Fall 2017 by Dzanc Books.

We will accept submissions from April 1st, 2016 through September 30th, 2016 via our Submittable page. There is a $25 submission fee. (Note: we will not accept physical entries.) The winner will be notified directly on November 1st, 2016, and a public announcement will follow on the Dzanc Books webpage. 

Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contest fees will go toward funding the prize as well supporting Dzanc’s commitment to producing quality literary works, providing creative writing instruction in public schools through the Dzanc Writers-in-Residence program, and offering low-cost workshops for aspiring authors.

Ends on 9/30/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00
The Dzanc Books Nonfiction Prize, awarded annually for the most innovative and inspriring work of nonfiction--including but not limited to memoir, personal essay, polemical writing, biography--will be open for submissions from April 1st, 2016 through September 30th, 2016 via our Submittable page. There is a $25 submission fee. (Note: we will not accept physical entries.) The winner will be notified directly on November 1st, 2016, and a public announcement will follow on the Dzanc Books webpage.  

Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contest fees will go toward funding the prize as well supporting Dzanc’s commitment to producing quality literary works, providing creative writing instruction in public schools through the Dzanc Writers-in-Residence program, and offering low-cost workshops for aspiring authors.