Ends on September 30, 2018

$25.00 USD
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.