october, 2020

31oct1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!The PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award for FictionInternational Entry Fee: Free Max word count: Full manuscript Top Prize: $15,000

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award for Fiction

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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation celebrates literature and fosters connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire both individuals and communities.

This year’s judges are ready to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s winner and finalists.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Books must be published in 2020.
  • Authors must be living American permanent residents.
  • Books must be published by a commercial, academic, or small press. No self-published books are accepted.
  • There are no submission fees or application forms.
  • Advanced reading copies or proofs are eligible for submission for books that will be published in November or December of 2020.
  • All submissions must be received by October 31, 2020.

The award was founded by members of the international writers’ organization PEN and is now governed by an independent foundation board. The budget for the award and its administration is funded by gifts and grants.

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