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The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction 6

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The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing. A cash prize and publication by Dzanc Books will be awarded to the winner.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication

United States


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Open to fiction submissions through 30 September 2018 (190.5 days from now). 0
General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Winner's Prize:
We do not list prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional advance (US$2000 or more) + Unknown royalties Professional advance (US$2000 or more). Unknown royalties.
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated:
24 Mar 2018
Date Added:
24 Mar 2016

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