The Center for Fiction

First Novel Prize

March 15, 2024 - Check back on February 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $15,000 is given annually for a debut novel by an American citizen published in the United States during the current year. Six finalists receive $1,000 each. Self-published works, books published exclusively in e-book editions, and novels previously published in other countries are not eligible. Publishers may submit 10 finished copies or bound galleys/edited manuscripts of a novel published, or scheduled to be published, in 2024 with a $100 entry fee by March 15. Small independent publishers may apply for a fee reduction. Visit the website for complete guidelines. 

The Center for Fiction, First Novel Prize, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (212) 755-6710.