A prize of at least $3,000 is given annually for a first novel published during the previous year. The winner and two additional guest panelists (usually the winner’s agent and editor) will also receive lodging and travel expenses to attend the First Novelist Award Night at Virginia Commonwealth University in fall 2021. Submit one digital copy and five hard copies of a book published in 2020 by December 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, c/o VCU Libraries, 901 Park Avenue, Box 842033, Richmond, VA 23284. Michelle Goshen, Contact.