The winning manuscript will be published and its author will receive a publication contract including $1,500 and 25 copies. Manuscripts should be at least 100 pages, but there is no maximum length. All forms and styles of full-length fiction manuscripts are welcome, including story collections, novels, novellas, collections of novellas, flash fiction collections, novels in verse, and other hybrid forms.


We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information  from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information is included in your Submittable record.

Final judge this year is KALANI PICKHART, whose novelI Will Die in a Foreign Landreceived the 2022 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was long-listed for the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award. Her short fiction has appeared inVirginia Quarterly Review,TriQuarterly Review, and elsewhere.

More information is available at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Further questions may be directed to david@newamericanpress.com.

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