NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL
$25 ENTRY FEE
The competition is to identify and publish completed fiction
manuscripts of high literary quality by authors who have not
previously published a full-length novel or novella. Submit
previously unpublished novels, novellas, and collections of
closely linked short stories. Does not accept manuscripts that
have been self-published. The competition is open to unpublished
novelists who are U.S. residents writing in English. The Prize
includes a $1,000 cash award and publication by Southeast
Missouri State University Press. The winning author will be
invited to present a reading at the University.
November 1, 2011.