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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.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023* (approx. 92 days from now) through 30 September 2023. 2
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional advance (US$2000 or more) + Unknown royalties Professional advance (US$2000 or more). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 07 Oct 2022
Last Checked: 03 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Sep 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 24 Mar 2016

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