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A prize of $5,000 will be given annually to an unpublished or self-published novel that combines elements of literary and mainstream fiction. A second-place prize of $2,500 and a third-place prize of $1,000 will also be given. The winners will have their work formally reviewed by a literary agent and/or editor at a mainstream press. Larry Beinhart, Jennifer Clement, Martha Frankel, James W. Hall, and Jane Smiley will judge. The deadline is March 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Inkubate, Literary Blockbuster Challenge, 75 New Hampshire Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Stacy Clark, Contest Coordinator.