Stephen F. Austin State University

2013 Fiction Contest

2013 SFA PRESS FICTION PRIZE

Deadline July 31, 2013

One winner and up to five finalists will be published in 2014

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Stephen F. Austin State University Press invites submissions of manuscripts each year for its fiction prize.

We are committed to publishing diverse kinds of fiction by a diversity of writers. The only criterion is excellence.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

• The series is open to all book-length manuscripts by a single author of at least 150 pages. Stories or excerpts previously published in periodicals or anthologies are eligible for inclusion.

• The editor requests that faculty, staff, and current or former students refrain from submitting to the series.

• Submissions will be accepted from January 1 through July 31, 2013.

• Please do not send revisions once you have sent a manuscript. Up to four manuscripts will be chosen in addition to the winner.

• Manuscripts should be typed or machine-printed, double-spaced.

• Xeroxed copies are acceptable. Please do not bind manuscripts with anything other than a binder clip or rubber band. No electronic submissions will be considered.

• There is a reading fee of $25 payable by check or money order to Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Please do not send cash.

• Simultaneously submitted manuscripts are allowed provided we are notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere.

• All entries will be judged anonymously. Please enclose two title pages with your submission: one page should include only the title of the manuscript and the other should list the title of the manuscript and the author's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and a brief, biographical statement. The author's name must not appear anywhere in the manuscript. If you wish to be notified that your manuscript was received, please include an SAS postcard-small index cards will not be accepted by the post-office.

• If you submit a #10 SASE along with your manuscript, you will be notified of our decisions by January 31, 2014. Otherwise, check our Web site in mid-January, where the winners will be announced. Manuscripts will be recycled rather than returned.

Send your manuscript and reading fee to:

Stephen F. Austin State University Press Fiction Prize

C/O Department of English

P.O. Box 13007 SFA Station

Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007

sfapress@sfasu.edu

www.sfasu.edu/sfapress