Winner receives a publication contract, including $1,000 and 25 author's copies.
EXTENDED DEADLINE is JUNE 30, 2017.
All full-length fiction manuscripts are
welcome, including novels, novellas, collections of stories and/or
novellas, novels in verse, linked collections, as well as full-length
collections of flash fiction and short-shorts. Full-length fiction manuscripts tend to be at least 100 pages. There is no maximum length.
Final judge is LORI OSTLUND. Her novel After the Parade
(Scribner, 2015) was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel
Prize, named a finalist for both the 2016 Ferro-Grumley Award for
LGBT Fiction and the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, and
designated a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Her
story collection The Bigness of the World (Scribner, reissued
2016), won the 2008 Flannery O’Connor Award, the Edmund White Debut
Fiction Award, and the 2009 California Book Award for First Fiction.
Stories from the collection appeared in the Best American Short Stories and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.
Lori received the 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Award and a fellowship
to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Most recently, her work has
appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Southern Review, and the Kenyon Review. She is a teacher and lives in San Francisco with Anne Raeff and their two cats, Oscar and Prakash.
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information from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact
information is included in your Submittable file.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please
contact us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication