Ends on September 30, 2018$25.00
$25.00

The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction  recognizes daring, original, and innovative novels. A $5,000 advance  and publication in Fall 2019 by Dzanc Books will be awarded to the  winner. Finalists will be compiled in-house and passed along for  evaluation to this year’s judges:John Domini (Movieola! and The Sea-God’s Herb), Emily Geminder (Dead Girls), and Alice Hatcher, author of The Wonder That Was Ours, which was chosen as the winner of last year’s Prize for Fiction.

The contest is open to new, upcoming, and established writers alike. Agented submissions are also eligible, and we ask that you include all agency contact information with the application. All submitted works must be previously unpublished novel-length manuscripts and should include a brief synopsis, author bio, and contact information.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.

We will accept submissions from March 1st, 2018 through midnight on September 30th, 2018. There is a $25 submission fee. (Note: we will not accept physical entries.) The winning submission and a  short list of finalists will be announced on the Dzanc web page on November 15th.

Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contest fees will go toward funding the prize as well as 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.  




The Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize celebrates imaginative and inventive writing in book-length collections. Past winners include Kirstin Allio (Clothed, Female Figure), Anne Valente (By Light We Knew Our Names), Jen Grow (My Life as a Mermaid), and Chaya Bhuvaneswar (White Dancing Elephants, coming October 2018). The winning submission will be awarded a $2,500 advance and publication in Fall 2019 by Dzanc Books.

The contest is open to new, upcoming, and established writers alike.  Agented submissions are also eligible, and we ask that you include all agency  contact information with the application. All submitted works must be  previously unpublished collections and should include a brief  synopsis, author bio, and contact information.

We will accept submissions from March 1st, 2018 through midnight on September 30th, 2018. There is a $25 submission fee. (Note: we will not accept physical entries.) The winning submission and a  short list of finalists will be announced on the Dzanc web page on November 15th.

 Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contest fees will go toward funding the prize as well as 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 September 30, 2018$25.00
$25.00
The Dzanc Books Nonfiction Prize is awarded annually for the most innovative and inspiring book-length work of nonfiction--including but not limited to memoir, essays, polemical writing, historical writing, and biography. The contest will be open for submissions from March 1st, 2018 through September 30th, 2018 via our Submittable page. The winning submission will receive a $1,500 advance and publication in Fall 2019. There is a $25 submission fee. (Note: we will not accept physical entries.) The winner and a short list of finalists will be announced on November 15th.  

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. 


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