CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING CONTESTS

The NEW AMERICAN FICTION PRIZE is awarded each year to a full-length fiction manuscript, such as a story collection, novel, novella(s), or something that blends forms, like a novel in verse. The winner receives $1,000 and a book contract, as well as 25 author's copies and promotional support. The submission period is usually February 15 - June 15.

The NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE is awarded each year to a full-length collection of poetry. The winner receives $1,000 and a book contract, as well as 25 author's copies and promotional support. The submission period is usually September 15 - January 15.

To submit to one of our contests, please access our convenient online submission manager, which saves paper and helps keep things organized.

For general info, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Further questions can be directed to the editors.

UPDATES


Recently released titles from New American Press:

After perusing some reviews at The Coil and Story366, check out Wayne Harrison's story collection WRENCH. After reading it, Andre Dubus III said, "Not since I read the stories of Breece D'J Pancake nearly thirty years ago have I felt so strongly about the debut of a writer of short fiction as I do Wayne Harrison."

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, the multiple awards-winning story collection by Alden Jones, is ready to read! Check out her interview at Bloom.

TAURUS, poems by Paul Nemser, is ready for your order. What are folks saying about this myth-infused love story set amongst the sentient robot arms of contemporary St. Petersburg? Check out The Huffington Post review by Valerie Stivers-Isakova.

ELECTRICITY & OTHER DREAMS, a collection of magical stories by Micah Dean Hicks, is available and people like it. Check out the starred review at Publishers Weekly!

THE THAW, stories translated by award-winning Icelandic novelist Ólafur Gunnarsson, is ready for your nighttable. In the meantime, see what they had to say at the University of Rochester's Three Percent.