A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a debut novel set in the American South. The author may live anywhere, but eligible novels must be set primarily in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Self-published books are eligible, but books available only as e-books are not. Ben Fountain will judge. Authors and publishers may submit two copies of a book (or bound galleys) published between January 1, 2021, and May 15, 2022, with a $35 entry fee postmarked by May 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation, Book Prize, 110 Cedar Pond Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. (919) 942-3713. Anna Hayes, President.