Winner receives a publication contract, including $1,000 and 25 author's copies.
Submission deadline for the 2017 New American Fiction Prize is JUNE 15, 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.
We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying
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
The 2017 New American Poetry Prize EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2017.
The winning manuscript will be published and its author will receive $1,000 and 25 copies.
We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information
from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information is
included in your Submittable record. Manuscripts should be at least 48
pages, but there is no maximum length.
Final judge this year is JESSE LEE KERCHEVAL, author of fifteen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her most recent books are the bilingual Spanish/English poetry collection, Extranjera/Stranger (Editorial Yaugarú, 2015) and the novel My Life as a Silent Movie (Indiana University Press, 2013). Her novella Brazil (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2010) won the Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Award. Her poetry collection Cinema Muto (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009) was selected by David Wojahn for the Crab Orchard Open Selection Award. Her story collection The Alice Stories (University of Nebraska Press, 2007) won the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize. Her first story collection The Dogeater (University of Missouri Press, 1987) won the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction. Space (Algonquin Books, 1998, reissued by the University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), her memoir about growing up near Cape Kennedy during the moon race, won the Alex Award from the American Library Association. Her novel The Museum of Happiness, set in Paris in 1929, has been reissued with a new afterword by the author by the University of Wisconsin Press as part of its Library of American Fiction. Her popular writing text Building Fiction has also been reissued in trade paperback by the UW Press. Her other poetry collections are Dog Angel (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004) and World as Dictionary (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1999). She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, Torres/Towers (Editorial Yaugarú, 2014), Film History as Train Wreck (Center for Book Arts, 2006), and Chartreuse (Hollyridge Press, 2005). Her stories and essays as well as her English and Spanish language poems appear regularly in literary magazines in the United States and abroad. She is also a translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry. Her translations include Invisible Bridge/ El puente invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). She is also the editor of América Invertida: an Anthology of Younger Uruguayan Poets, forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. Her translations of the Uruguayan poets Circe Maia, Tatiana Oroño, Idea Vilariño, and Javier Etchevarren have appeared in the American Literary Review, the Atlanta Review, Blackbird, the Colorado Review, Guernica, the International Poetry Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Stand, World Literature Today, and The New Yorker. In 2015, she received a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Translation. Kercheval has also been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and well as fellowships from the Radcliffe Research and Study Center at Harvard, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Corporation of Yaddo, and James A. Michener and the Copernicus Society.
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