Submissions for the 2022 New American Fiction Prize are closed and the reading committee is hard at work. Winner will receive a contract including a $1,500 advance, publication, twenty-five copies, and promotional support.
Extended deadline is July 1, 2022.
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. Entry fee is $25.
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.
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.” Her work has appeared in such publications as the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize anthologies, 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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