Ends on November 30, 2017$20.00
DEADLINE--November 30, 2017!

Submissions for the third Lee Smith Novel Prize are now open! Carolina Wren Press will choose one unpublished novel to receive this award of $1,000 and publication in honor of esteemed Southern author, literary mentor, and teacher Lee Smith. The award will be presented to a novel by an author from, living in, or writing about the American South–authors need only meet one of these qualifications, not all three. It is our hope to find and promote novelists from the South and their novels and, in the process, to explore and expand the definition of Southern literature. Electronic submissions will be accepted through November 30, 2017 (midnight, Eastern time). Submissions must be original, previously unpublished novels, written by one person, in English, at least 50,000 words in length.  

Please submit the manuscript in its entirety.  Author's biography and list of previously published works is not required but may be included in the cover letter. Manuscripts will be read "blind," so be sure author's name and any other identifying information only appear in the cover letter and not in the manuscript itself (including in headers or footers or on the first page of the manuscript).

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Contest results anticipated in April 2018; however, please note that it may take longer depending on the number of submissions we receive. Thank you for your patience with the process as we give each manuscript the individual attention it deserves.