St. Francis College is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for our second, biannual St. Francis College Literary Prize. The St. Francis College Literary Prize is meant to offer encouragement and significant financial support to a mid-career writer. Our award prize is $50,000. Our 2011 Prize will be awarded for an outstanding 3rd to 5th book of published fiction. We will consider books published from July 2009 to May 2011. Self-published books will be considered for award consideration as will English translations.
A short list will be announced in mid-August 2011. The winner will be announced at the Brooklyn Book Festival in September 2011.
The deadline for entries is May 1, 2011.
Inquiries can be made via email to Ian Maloney at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions (6 copies) should be mailed to:
Professor Ian Maloney
Department of English
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it an annual award?
The SFC Literary Prize will be a biannual prize. It will be offered again in 2011.
What are the publication dates for eligible books?
Currently the jury will consider books published from July 2009 until May 2011.
What about self-published books?
Self-published books will be considered for award consideration.
Are translated books eligible?
Yes, works in English translation will be considered.
Can the book include previously published material?
When will you announce the award?
A short list will be announced in mid-August of 2011. The winner will be announced at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Is this a permanent jury?
The jury of Michael Chabon, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Ben Marcus, and Ayelet Waldman was only for the first award cycle.http://www.stfranciscollege.edu/http://www.stfranciscollege.edu/literaryprize
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