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American Fiction Short Story Award
New Rivers Press will publish approximately twenty short stories in American Fiction Volume 15: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers. We seek well crafted, character driven literary fiction in any genre. $1,750 in prizes for short fiction ($1000 1st Place, $500 2nd, $250 3rd; each of the selected story authors will receive national publication and distribution, author discount, and two complimentary copies.). Publication date is set for October 2016. Finalist judge is American short story writer and author of ten books, Steve Almond. Maximum 10,000 words per story. Reading Fee of $16 for each online submission from February 1 to June 15, 2014 at Submittable website. For more information about New Rivers Press, go to newriverspress.com
About our American Fiction anthologies: After an 11-year pause, New Rivers Press revived its American Fiction anthology series with American Fiction, Volume 11: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, an anthology of stories selected through a national competition. We published Volume 11 in 2010, Volume 12 in 2012, and Volume 13 in October of 2014. We are currently in production with Volume 14, which will be released in October 2015. The series was originally carried by Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group. Past judges have included Charles Baxter, Ann Beattie, Ray Carver, Wallace Stegner, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, Louise Erdrich, Clint McCown, Josip Novakovich, Michael White, and Elizabeth Strout.
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The prize-winner will receive an honorarium of $1000 and a standard contract with New Rivers Press, which will publish, publicize, and distribute the book. The winner will also be invited to read at a FUMFA residency, TBA.