Submissions for the 2023 New American Fiction Prize will open February 15. Winner will receive a contract including a $1,500 advance, publication, twenty-five copies, and promotional support.
Deadline is June 15, 2023.
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 this year is GABRIEL BUMP. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His debut novel, Everywhere You Don’t Belong, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Fiction, the Heartland Booksellers Award for Fiction, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s First Novelist Award. He loves baseball, basketball, birds, and long strolls. He grew up on in South Short, Chicago, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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