Ends on November 15, 2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Many Voices Project: PROSE
The Many Voices Project is the distinguished annual competition (since 1981) to find new and emerging writers. (An emerging writer has not published more than two books of creative writing with a commercial, university, or national small press.) Recent judges include John Dufresne, Leif Enger, Richard Hoffman, Tim Seibles, Debra Marquart, Elizabeth Searle, and Lin Enger. This year's finalist judge is James Sallis, author of Drive and Willnot.

The submission period for the 2015 MVP competition, a search for book-length unpublished manuscripts by new or emerging writers, is Sept. 15 - Nov. 15, 2015. The prose prize is open to anyone writing in English. There is a $25 entry fee. The winning title will be published in fall 2018 by New Rivers Press and distributed nationally. The winning author will receive $1,000 and a standard book contract. We hope to announce finalists in June of 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Submit using Submittable and pay the $25 entry fee between September 15 and November 15. Do not include a cover sheet in the manuscript itself. 

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but notify NRP immediately of acceptance elsewhere. If you fail to give such notification and your manuscript is selected, your entry gives NRP permission to proceed with publication.

  • You may acknowledge individual poems, stories, and other pieces published in magazines, anthologies, or elsewhere, but such acknowledgments or your name cannot appear in the manuscript itself, since judging is blind.
  • You may submit more than one manuscript, but only if there is NO overlap in content.
  • Manuscript pages must be numbered.
  • DO NOT include your name, address or acknowledgments on the manuscript pages; the judging is blind.
  • All of the material included in your submission must be of your own composition and free from copyright restrictions. Should you win the competition, you will be responsible for securing releases.

Prose & Creative Nonfiction Specs

  • Any eligible writer writing in English is eligible.
  • Manuscript length: short stories and novellas (or a combination thereof) or personal essays: 100-200 pages. Novels and memoirs: up to 400 pages.
  • Double-spaced.
Ends on November 15, 2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

The Many Voices Project is the distinguished annual competition (since 1981) to find new and emerging writers. (An emerging writer has not published more than two books of poetry with a commercial, university, or national small press.) Past judges include Michael Hettich, Charles Simic, Jay Parinni, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Leslie Adrienne Miller. This year's finalist judge will be Aliki Barnstone, Poet Laureate of Missouri.

The submission period for the 2016 MVP competition, a search for book-length unpublished manuscripts by new or emerging writers, is Sept. 15 - Nov. 15, 2016. The poetry prize is open to anyone writing in English. There is a $25 entry fee. The winning title will be published in fall 2018 by New Rivers Press and distributed nationally. The winning author will receive $1,000 and a standard book contract. We hope to announce winners in July 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Submit using Submittable and pay the $25 entry fee between September 15 and November 15. Do not include a cover sheet in the manuscript itself.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but notify NRP immediately of acceptance elsewhere. If you fail to give such notification and your manuscript is selected, your entry gives NRP permission to proceed with publication.

  • You may acknowledge individual poems, stories, and other pieces published in magazines, anthologies, or elsewhere, but such acknowledgments or your name cannot appear in the manuscript itself, since judging is blind.
  • You may submit more than one manuscript, but only if there is NO overlap in content.
  • Manuscript pages must be numbered.
  • DO NOT include your name, address or acknowledgments on the manuscript pages; the judging is blind.
  • All of the material included in your submission must be of your own composition and free from copyright restrictions. Should you win the competition, you will be responsible for securing releases.

Poetry Specs

  • Any eligible writer writing in English is eligible.
  • Manuscript length: 50-90 pages.
  • Single-spaced.
  • No more than one poem per page.
Ends on November 15, 2016
Alumni and students of the low-residency Fairfield University M.F.A. Program (FUMFA) are eligible. A manuscript in any genre (novel, short fiction, memoir, essay, poetry) must be complete to be submitted for consideration. Screeners at New Rivers Press will choose finalists; a prominent writer, not yet selected, will serve as finalist judge. Previous judges have been Charles Simic (who selected Nick Knittel's Good Things), Dani Shapiro (Chris Belden's The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba), and Richard Hoffman (Lynne Heinzmann, Frozen Voices)

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.
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New Rivers Press is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational and all sub-genres within and across those categories, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. Manuscripts will be accepted electronically through Submittable until Oct. 1. There is a $20 reading fee. Each author selected for publication will receive a $500 honorarium and a standard electronic book contract. All books will be distributed internationally in eBook formats.

 

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Dream Junkies by Anne-Marie Yerks

Special Collections by Robert White

Click by Rebecca Click

Up the Hill by James Calvin Schaap

Principles of Navigation by Peter W. Fong