fiction book contest: OSU Prize in Short Fiction
- The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction 2010
The Ohio State University Press and the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at OSU invite submissions for the 2010 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction. Each year, a readers’ committee of OSU fiction writers and a final judge select one manuscript for publication by The Ohio State University Press. In addition, the award carries with it a $1,500 cash prize.
Entries must be between 150 and 300 typed pages (approx. 40,000 to 80,000 words) and may include short stories, novellas, or a combination of both. Novellas must not exceed 125 pages (approx. 35,000 words).
The competition is open to all writers in English, published or unpublished. No translations unless done entirely by the author. Current students and employees of The Ohio State University are ineligible.
Entries must be postmarked during the month of January. Entries postmarked later than January 31 will not be accepted. Manuscripts must be typed. Clear photocopies are acceptable. Your name or other identification should only appear on the cover page.
Judging is anonymous, so please include the following:
a cover sheet with name, street and email address, and phone numbers
an acknowledgement page with publication history for any previously published work
a title page listing title and approx. word count
a table of contents page listing only the stories and/or novellas and page number
Please include a nonrefundable handling fee of $20.00 (U.S. dollars) with each manuscript (check or money order payable to The Ohio State University). If you wish, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt of your manuscript, and a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope so we can notify you of the results. OSU Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Manuscripts will not be returned.
Further details about the prize, eligibility, submission formats and previous winners can be found on the Ohio State University Press website - http://www.ohiostatepress.org/.
The winning entry will be announced in May 2010.
2009 Winner: Matt Debenham, The Book of Right and Wrong
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