Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 13, 2021

BOOK WINNERS – Opportunity: Writers Unpublished & Published Contests –

BOOK WINNERS:

Danielle Hammelef won ROCK AND VOLE by Jennifer Sattler

Rosi Hollinbeck won TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE: Pandemonium and Patience in the President’s House by Beth Anderson

Jennifer Merrifield won A QUEEN TO THE RESCUE, THE STORY OF HENRIETTA SZOLD, FOUNDER OF HADASSAH by Nancy Churnin

Please send your address to Kathy(dot)temean(at)hotmail(dot)com Thanks!

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OPPORTUNITIES:

2021 Writing and Illustrating Book Extravaganza Feature

I always end the year with a book giveaway extravaganza. If you have a book that you would like to be featured and can send the winner a copy, please email me to let me know you would like to be featured. You will need to write up your journey with the book, send me your phot and bio, plus send me six interior art .jpgs (at least 500 pixels wide). These spot fill up fast, so make sure you snag a spot early. Please title the email 2021 Book Extravaganza Feature. Thank you!

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The Sukenick

$1,500 and publication by FC2. Open to writers of, from, or in the US writing in English who have not previously published with FC2.

Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest

Eligibility

The FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest is open to writers of, from, or in the US writing in English who have not previously published with FC2. Submissions may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, or a novel of any length. There is no length requirement. Works that have previously appeared in magazines or in anthologies may be included. Translations and previously published or self-published novels and collections are not eligible. To avoid conflict of interest, employees and Board members of FC2, as well as former or current students or close friends of the final judge, are not eligible to enter.

FC2 remains dedicated to recruiting new and diverse makers of the images of tomorrow and to forging an ever more representative and provocative collective to challenge and overwrite the brutal conventions of our insufficient now. We particularly encourage submissions from writers who dismantle assumed points of view and dominant narratives.

Prize

The Prize includes $1,500 and publication by FC2, an imprint of the University of Alabama Press. In the unlikely event that no suitable manuscript is found among entries in a given year, FC2 reserves the right not to award a prize.

Judges

Finalists for the Sukenick Contest will be chosen by the FC2 Board of Directors. The winning manuscript will be chosen from the finalists by our final judge, Marream Krollos. Selection criteria will be consistent with FC2’s mission to publish fiction considered by America’s largest publishers too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commercial milieu, including works of high quality and exceptional ambition whose styles, subject matter, or forms push the limits of American publishing and reshape our literary culture. For more information on FC2’s mission, history, aesthetic commitments, authors, events, and books, please visit our About page.

Guidelines

Entries for the 2021 contest can be submitted beginning August 15, 2021 through November 1, 2021. The winner will be announced in May 2022.

  1. Submit a previously unpublished manuscript of any length through our online submissions manager. Electronic submissions only.
  2. The manuscript must be anonymous. The author’s name or address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. The title page should contain the title of the manuscript only. Pages should be numbered consecutively. Files should be uploaded as a MS Word document or PDF.
  3. Please include a cover letter, including a brief biography and your name and contact information, in the space allotted on the submission form.
  4. Include a $25 submission fee. Submission of more than one manuscript is permissible if each manuscript is submitted separately and accompanied by a $25 submission fee. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but FC2 must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

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The Doctorow

$15,000 and publication by FC2. Open to writers of, from, or in the US writing in English with at least three books of fiction published.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Eligibility

The FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize is open to writers of, from, or in the US writing in English with at least three books of fiction published. Submissions may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, or a novel of any length. There is no length requirement. Works that have previously appeared in magazines or in anthologies may be included. Translations and previously published or self-published novels and collections are not eligible. To avoid conflict of interest, FC2 authors and employees of FC2, as well as former or current students or close friends of the final judge, are not eligible to enter.

FC2 remains dedicated to recruiting new and diverse makers of the images of tomorrow and to forging an ever more representative and provocative collective to challenge and overwrite the brutal conventions of our insufficient now. We particularly encourage submissions from writers who dismantle assumed points of view and dominant narratives.

Prize

The Prize includes $15,000 and publication by FC2, an imprint of the University of Alabama Press. In the unlikely event that no suitable manuscript is found among entries in a given year, FC2 reserves the right not to award a prize.

Judges

Finalists for the Doctorow Prize will be chosen by the FC2 Board of Directors. The winning manuscript will be chosen from the finalists by our final judge, Cristina Rivera Garza. Past judges include Renee Gladman, Shelley Jackson, Mary Caponegro, Rikki Ducornet, Percival Everett, Laird Hunt, Stephen Graham Jones, Ben Marcus, Carole Maso, Stacey Levine, and Sam Lipsyte. Selection criteria will be consistent with FC2’s mission to publish fiction considered by America’s largest publishers too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commercial milieu, including works of high quality and exceptional ambition whose styles, subject matter, or forms push the limits of American publishing and reshape our literary culture. For more information on FC2’s mission, history, and aesthetic commitments, please visit our About page.

Guidelines

Entries for the 2021 contest can be submitted beginning August 15, 2021 through November 1, 2021. The winner will be announced in May 2022.

  1. Submit a previously unpublished manuscript of any length through our online submissions manager. Electronic submissions only.
  2. The manuscript must be anonymous. The author’s name or address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. The title page should contain the title of the manuscript only. Pages should be numbered consecutively. Files should be uploaded as a MS Word document or PDF.
  3. Please include a cover letter, including a biography, your name and contact information, and a list of three previously published works of fiction with ISBNs and publishers, in the space allotted on the submission form.
  4. Include a $25 submission fee. Submission of more than one manuscript is permissible if each manuscript is submitted separately and accompanied by a $25 submission fee. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but FC2 must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

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Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks for picking me!

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  2. Congrats! Thanks for the info, Kathy.

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