Deadline for Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize Approaches

If you’re a new, emerging, or established fiction writer, you’ve got until the end of the month to submit to the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize, which “celebrates imaginative and inventive writing in book-length collections.” The winner receives $2,500 and publication of their collection by Dzanc Books.

Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40,000 words and a brief synopsis with a $25 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Dzanc Books is an award-winning nonprofit press; all its contest fees go toward supporting its “commitment to producing quality literary works, providing creative writing instruction in public schools through the Dzanc Writers-in-Residence program, and offering low-cost workshops for aspiring authors.” Its Short Story Collection Prize has recognized writers including Chaya Bhuvaneswar (White Dancing Elephants), Nino Cipri (Homesick), Jen Grow (My Life as a Mermaid), Ethel Rohan (In the Event of Contact), Julie Stewart (Water and Blood), and Anne Valente (By Light We Knew Our Names) for their “innovative, risk-taking, and brilliant fiction.”