2022 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize: Guidelines


The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Prize: $500

2022 Judge:  Renee Gladman

General Guidelines

· Submissions are open January 1 – March 31.

· A fee of $20 must be paid at the time of submission.

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

· Excerpts may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.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 will receive a $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

· Winner will be announced in June 2021.

Manuscript Guidelines

· Novella manuscripts should have a total word count of between 20,000 and 50,000 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 anonymous. 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.


Winner will be announced on the Texas Review Press website. http://texasreviewpress.org

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.