A prize of $500 is given annually for a first novel by a U.S. author published during the previous year. Authors, publishers, and agents may submit three copies of a novel published in 2017 by March 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
The Writer's Center, McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. (301) 654-8664. B. Perryman, Development & Community Outreach.