A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a first novel published during the previous year. The winner and the winner's agent will also receive lodging and travel expenses to attend the First Novelist Award Night at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in Fall 2017. A committee of novelists and critics, including 2016 winner Angela Flournoy, will judge. Submit three copies of a book published in 2016 by January 14, 2017. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Cade Varnado, Contact.