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$28.00 USD

The George Garrett Fiction Prize

Prize: $1,000

2019 Judge: John McNally

General Guidelines

· Submissions are open October 1 – December 31.

· A fee of $28 must be paid at the time of submission.

· Open to anyone writing in English. Translations are not eligible.

· Stories or excerpts may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.

· Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify TRP immediately by withdrawing the manuscript via Submittable if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

· Current and former students and faculty of Sam Houston State University are not eligible. Family or former students of the final judge are not eligible.

· Submissions are accepted through Submittable only.

· Winner receives a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

· Winner will be announced in March 2020.

Manuscript Guidelines

· Manuscripts may be novels or short story collections with a total word count of between 40,000 and 120,000 words.

· Please include a table of contents, title page, and page numbers.

· Please double-space and use a 12pt. font.

· Do not include an acknowledgments page.

· Submissions are judged blind. Please remove any identifying information from the manuscript. 

· Submit as a .pdf, .docx, or .doc file format.

· No revisions will be accepted once the manuscript is uploaded.

This contest honors award-winning author George Garrett (1929-2008).