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The New American Fiction Prize is awarded each year to a full-length fiction manuscript, such as a story collection, novel, novella(s), or something that blends forms, like a novel in verse.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 15 June 2024* (approx. 103 days from now). 7
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
Novella Novella25,000 - 40,000 words.
Fiction Collection Fiction CollectionMore than 25,000 words.
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.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + No royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). No royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* 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: 15 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 05 Feb 2024 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Jun 2012

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