We're delighted to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for THE 1913 PRIZE FOR FIRST BOOKS, to be selected by DANIEL BORZUTZKY!
Eligibility: Any writer who has NOT YET published a full-length book (chapbooks ok) is eligible to submit!
Genre: There are NO genre limitations. Poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, fiction, visual work, hybrid work, and the in between are ALL welcomed. Translations are also accepted; both the translator and translated must qualify as first-book authors.Length:
There are NO length limitations. (Most manuscripts are between 50-150 pages.)
Fee: There is a reading fee of $25, which goes towards the publication of the book(s) selected and the workings of 1913 Press.
Book: For an extra $5, you may choose a classic 1913 Press title from the options provided.
Guidelines: 1913 Press subscribes to the CLMP Code of Ethics for Contests:
-Please remove all identifying matter from the manuscript itself.
-Friends, students, close associates of the judge are not eligible to submit.
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We are not reading for the journal separately at this time, but ALL work submitted will also be considered for inclusion in future iterations of 1913 a journal of forms.
Thank you kindly for your work! We can't wait to get reading…