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
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.