To be considered for this prize, the candidate must meet the following requirements:
The writer must be age 35 or younger at the time of the book’s publication during 2015.
The book must be written for adults (no children’s or YA).
He or she must be a citizen of the United States.
The work must be either a novel or a collection of short stories published between January 2015 and December 2015. We will accept submissions in galley form for works to be published after the submission deadline of Monday, August 31, 2015.
The publisher must submit all books. Authors may not submit their work on their own.
Please use the PDF submission form below or the online form to submit your nominations. We must receive all submission forms and books by August 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. We will not consider incomplete submissions.
YLFA16 Submission Form.pdf