A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a first novel by a U.S. author published during the previous year. Authors, publishers, or agents may submit three copies of a novel published in 2018 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.