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A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a first novel published in the previous year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the First Novelist Festival at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. For books published between July 1 and December 31, 2012, submit three copies by January 12, 2013. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Virginia Commonwealth University, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284-2005. (804) 828-1329.
... of..." His novel was a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award ($5000 and a reading in Richmond -- not bad). ...
MFA Programs - 09/03/2008