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Congrats to our 2023 finalists!

(in no particular order)

 

Paul Hackley, Old Rag

J. Eric Smith, Ubulembu and Other Stories

Ruyan Meng, The Morgue Keeper

Joan Wilking, After the Fire

Michelle Ephraim, GREEN WORLD: A Tragicomic Memoir of Love & Shakespeare

Antonio Elefano, Lolita Rising

Hannah Kennedy, The Little Book of Modern Farce

Khanh Ha, An Artist's Legacy

Lena Zycinsky, Bela

Suzanne Heagy, The Five Time Wife

S. K. Stringer, The Big Belt of Happiness

JoeAnn Hart, Arroyo Circle

R. Simon, Bird, Bone, Blood

Josh Rivera Jiménez, DINNER PARTY FROM HELL

Morgan Christie, Oceans Full of Water

Robyn Carter, Impossible Object

Alex Stanley, The Other Night

Ryan Ridge, The Weird Years

Emily Hyland, Divorced Business Partners

2024 submissions open soon

Book Prize

PRIZE: $1,000 & OPTION TO PUBLISH WITH UNLEASH PRESS 

 

 

UPDATE: Submission window is closed. We will open again soon. Guidelines will be the same as below (with adjusted dates). In the meantime, write well. 

Details:

$1,000 advance and standard contract from Unleash Press for one winning manuscript. Novels, poetry collections, short story collections, and creative nonfiction manuscripts are accepted.

Full-length, completed manuscripts only.

Guidelines:

  • Submissions will be accepted until December 15, 2023. 

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere and you wish to withdraw it from consideration.

  • There are no refunds if you withdraw a submission.

  • Please include a cover letter with a summary. Your name and contact information may appear in the cover letter area. Please leave all identifying information off of the manuscript as the first round of reading is blind.

  • The minimum length of a manuscript is 30,000 words for prose or 70 pages for poetry.

  • Genres accepted include fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and experimental/hybrid. 

Formatting:

  • Please include page numbers.

  • Please double-space and use a 12pt font.

  • Submit as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or PDF file format

Submit here.

Highlighted on Kindlepreneur.com's Best Writing Contests.

FINAL JUDGE: Richard C. McPherson, author of Man Wanted in Cheyenne (Unleash Press, 2023)

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2022 Book Prize Winner

Bronwen Carson, MAGPIE

Bronwen is an award-winning generative director, writer, and autism spectrum advocate. Magpie will be released in spring 2023. Pre-orders coming soon ...

Congrats to our 2022 finalists

Shortlist

Julie Benesh, Flyover Girls: Stories

Mickey Revenaugh, The Airport Series

Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross, Inadequate Methods of Self-Preservation

Longlist

Julie Benesh, Flyover Girls: Stories

Joshua Bernstein, Lives of the Mind

Efrosini Camatsos, The Duct-Tape Diary

Will Clattenburg, Flood the Garden

John Loonam, Music the World Makes

Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross, Inadequate Methods of Self-Preservation

Ruyan Meng, Scent of the City

Rafael Moscatel, The Bastard of Beverly Hills

Midge Raymond, Rogue Valley: Stories

Brandy Reinke, Great Deaths of the Con

Mickey Revenaugh, The Airport Series

Joe Taylor, Don't Be Lonely, Lone Ranger

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