Virginia Commonwealth University

Cabell First Novelist Award

December 30, 2021 - Check back on October 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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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) also receive lodging and travel expenses to attend the First Novelist Award event night at Virginia Commonwealth University in fall 2022. A committee of novelists and critics will judge. Submit one digital copy and five hard copies of a book published in 2021 by December 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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