The American Fiction Prize  sponsored by New Rivers Press  has pushed its deadline to June 1. Fiction writers have an additional month to submit a story of up to 7,500 words to be considered for the one-thousand-dollar prize and inclusion in an anthology, American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, to be released in 2012 by the press.
This year's judge is Croatian-born fiction writer and essayist Josip Novakovich, whose most recent book is the story-essay hybrid Three Deaths, published last year by Montreal press Snare Books.  His story collections include Yolk and Salvation and Other Disasters, both published in the United States by Graywolf Press.
For complete American Fiction Prize guidelines, visit the New Rivers Press Web site .