Virginia Commonwealth University

Cabell First Novelist Award

December 30, 2022
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A prize of at least $3,000 is given annually for a debut novel published during the current year. The winner and two additional guest panelists (usually the winner’s agent and editor) also receive lodging and travel expenses to attend the First Novelist Award event night at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in fall 2023. A committee of VCU faculty and MFA candidates will judge. Submit one digital copy and five hard copies of a book published in 2022 by December 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, c/o VCU English Department, Hibbs Building, Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Brenna Camping, Contact.