Time is running out for mid-career writers to submit their work for one of the richest literary awards in the United State, the St. Francis College Literary Prize. The award offers a $50,000 book prize for authors who have published their 3rd to 5th book.
The literary prize is awarded every 2 years and could be career changing for an author that’s why we want to make sure our readers get their submission in. The deadline is quickly approaching, May 1, 2013. The winner will be announced at the Brooklyn Book Festival in September of 2013.
Generous awards like this are few and far between, especially for authors at this crucial time in their career. Many literary awards offer sums between $100 and $5000 and often exclude self-published work.
Founded in 1859 and located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, St. Francis College set out to use this award to make a difference in the literary community. In addition to the prize, the College regularly hosts noted authors for readings and helps sponsor the influential Brooklyn Book Festival which holds a number of events at St. Francis.
Eligible books must be the 3rd to 5th work of an author (prose or poetry) and published between June 2011 and May 2013. As noted, self-published works will be considered.
The winning author is selected by a panel of esteemed authors that in the past has included Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem, Heidi Julavits, Francine Prose, Rick Moody and Darcey Steinke.
If you are publishing your 3rd to 5th literary book, submit your work to this prize. It could send your career in a whole new direction.
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