Winner receives a publication contract, including a $1,200 advance, 25 author’s copies, and promotional support.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2019.
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.
To submit, please access our convenient online submission manager, which saves paper and helps keep things organized.
Final judge this year is JUDITH CLAIRE MITCHELL, author of the novels The Last Day of the War (Penguin Random House, 2005) and A Reunion of Ghosts (HarperCollins, 2015). Judy teaches undergraduate and graduate fiction workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Dorothy Draheim Professor of English. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Judy has published stories and poetry in anthologies and literary magazines such as Best of the Fiction Workshops, Shaping the Story, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, StoryQuarterly, and others. She has also received grants and fellowships from the James A. Michener-Copernicus Society, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and Bread Loaf, among others. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, the artist Don Friedlich.
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 elsewhere.
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