Thursday 31 July 2014
River teeth Literary Non -Fiction Book Contest - Deadline October 15, 2014
River Teeth's editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. All manuscripts are screened by the head editors of River Teeth. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by The University of New Mexico Press.
All entrants receive a one-year subscription to River Teeth with their submission fees.
Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2014
Final Judge: Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times best seller Wild, the New York Times best seller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Strayed's writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Missouri Review, The Sun, Tin House, The Rumpus--where she wrote the popular "Dear Sugar" advice column--and elsewhere. Strayed was the guest editor of Best American Essays 2013 and has contributed to many anthologies. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages around the world. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two children. Read more about Cheryl at www.cherylstrayed.com.
Manuscripts must be between 150-400 pages long.
Manuscripts must be double-spaced.
On Anonymity: The editors make every effort to screen manuscripts without bias of identifying author details; however, because the contest is nonfiction, it is not always possible to eliminate identifying characteristics about the author from the manuscript. Therefore, please avoid including your name in the header or footer of the manuscript, but otherwise do not fret too much over anonymity.
By submitting to the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Contest, you understand that if your manuscript is chosen as the winner of the contest, it will be published with The University of New Mexico Press.
Electronic Submission Guidelines:
Entries may be submitted online through Submittable.
Online submission fee is $27 (to cover credit card transaction fees – think of this as replacing postage, paper, and envelope)
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Hard-Copy Submission Guidelines:
Include a title page with title only as well as a cover page with title and contact information.
$25 contest fee
Mail entries to:
River Teeth Book Prize
Attn: Sarah Wells
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Please direct all questions to Sarah Wells, email@example.com or 419.289.5957.
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