Thursday, 15 May 2014

DAN'S PAPERS 2014 $6,000 LITERARY PRIZE FOR NONFICTION - Deadline July 21, 2014



•The 2014 competition is open for entries between March 1, 2014 and July 21, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

•There is a $25 fee per each submission to enter. Individuals may enter up to 3 submissions.

•For 2014, entries must be submitted digitally via the submission form in the enter section. Copy and paste from your word processing program into the field provided on the submission form. The form will automatically detect how many words are present.

•Entries must all be prose. No poetry, please.

•Each work must be between 600 and 1500 words and can be any sort of nonfiction, including autobiography, biography, account of a day, opinion, history, profile of a person or institution, memoir, essay or humor. It may be an excerpt from a previously published work but can only be considered as an entry if permission is granted to the competition for its use.

•The works must reference, in some meaningful way, eastern Long Island.

•All works submitted will remain the property of the writer or their agents. However, writers submitting to win the Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction grant Dan’s Papers the right to publish the submissions in Dan’s Papers and any of its publications, on and its digital affiliates, understanding that the pieces will become part of the permanent archive of Dan’s Papers, its websites and its affiliates and may reappear in retrospective issues and in digital archives, and that in submitting each writer agrees to their pieces’ use in such ways.

•The work of deceased writers will not be eligible. Entries by anonymous writers will not be eligible. Works by employees of Dan’s Papers and Manhattan Media will not be eligible. Works of poetry will not be eligible. All entrants must attest to the originality of the work submitted.

•Winners will be determined by an independent panel of judges. One first-place award and two second-place awards will be given.

•Dan’s Papers reserves the right to publish select entries, as determined by the editors, in Dan’s Papers and online at, together with an author biography and thumbnail photo, as promotion for the prize throughout the duration of the submission period. An honorarium of $50 will be paid to the author of any work published in this manner. Such publication and usage in no way relates to the judging process nor implies that an entry has won any award.

•All contestants grant Dan’s Papers the right to publish any entries to the Dan’s Papers Literary Prize for Nonfiction in forthcoming digital and print collections, including but not limited to the 2014 DAN’S HAMPTONS REVIEW literary journal.

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