A prize of $10,000 and publication by Restless Books is given in alternating years for a debut book of fiction or nonfiction by a first-generation immigrant. The 2023 prize will be given in nonfiction. Writers who have not published a book of nonfiction in English are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit either a prose manuscript (a memoir, essay collection, or work of narrative nonfiction) of at least 45,000 words or a writing sample of 25,000 words or more and a detailed proposal; a curriculum vitae; and a one-page cover letter by March 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Restless Books, Prize for New Immigrant Writing, 232 Third Street, Suite A101, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Ilan Stavans, Publisher.