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 Fall 2019. A committee of novelists and critics will judge. Submit three copies of a book published in 2018 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Kate Vatter, Contact.