Sol Books Prose Contest

27 October 2010

Sol Books grants one annual award for a novels and collection of short stories or essays. The winning entry will receive a standard royalty contract, with a $500 advance.

Finalists may also be offered a publishing contract.

* Submit at least 30,000 words of prose (fiction or nonfiction) without any identifying information appearing on the manuscript.
* Entry should be typed and double-spaced
* Entry can be of any style, form, or theme
* Portions of the entry may be previously published as long as entrant retains copyrights to the work and provides proper acknowledgements
* Entry may be simultaneously submitted; however, Sol Books must be notified if the submitted collection is accepted for publication elsewhere
* Postmark date: November 30th, 2010
* $15 Reading Fee, payable to Skywater Publishing Company
* Completed entry form
* Complete manuscript, without any contact information

Skywater Publishing\Sol Books
Prose Contest
398 Goodrich Ave
St. Paul MN 55102

We can (and prefer) to receive manuscripts electronically, which will save you postage. Email your ms. as a Word compatible attachment to, or submit with your payment and entry form, using the address above.

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with the winning entry and finalists being announced in April, 2011.

For complete guidelines, visit our website:

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