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.

Weike Wang 

This year's final judge is WEIKE WANG, the author of JOAN IS OKAY (Random House 2022) and CHEMISTRY (Knopf 2017). She is the recipient of the 2018 Pen Hemingway, a Whiting Award, and an honoree of the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35." In addition to being included in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize anthologies, her work has appeared in such publications as Glimmer Train, The New Yorker, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Ploughshares, which also named CHEMISTRY the winner of its John C. Zacharis Award. She earned her MFA from Boston University and her other degrees from Harvard. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

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