McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize
Deadline June 30 (must be received by this date), formerly May 31. Highly recommended free contest sponsored by The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland awards $3,000 for a first novel published by a US author in the previous calendar year. Short story collections, flash fiction, memoirs, biographies, self-published books, books from hybrid presses, and books published solely in electronic format are ineligible. Publishers or authors should submit 3 copies of book (no galleys) by mail AND email PDFs of the novels to the sponsor.
Published: April 14, 2023