Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
Deadline March 31 (must be received by this date), formerly May 1. Highly recommended free contest gives $10,000 advance and publication in print and e-book editions for a manuscript of literary prose, 45,000 words minimum for fiction and 25,000 words minimum for nonfiction, by a first-generation immigrant of their country who has not previously published a book in that particular genre in English. "First-generation" can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were both born elsewhere. Prize alternates annually between fiction (even-numbered years) and nonfiction (odd-numbered years). Fiction submissions can take the form of a novel or a collection of short stories; nonfiction submissions can take the form of a memoir, a collection of essays, or a book-length work of narrative nonfiction. Candidates are asked to submit a CV and a one-page cover letter as the first pages of their manuscript. The cover letter should address the candidate's background as a writer, experience as an immigrant, and inspiration for the submitted work. Submit online.
Published: December 21, 2020