Welcome to the 2017 NOVELLA PRIZE submission portal! 

We look forward to reading your novella manuscripts! Connect with us @MiamiUPress 

Ends on October 15, 2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Miami University Press invites submissions for the 2017 Novella Prize! 

The prize is awarded to a novella-length manuscript of original fiction. The 2017 judge is Brian Ascalon Roley. The winner receives $750 against royalties, a standard contract, publication by Miami University Press and 10 copies of the book. 

A $25 reading fee entitles each entrant to a copy of the winning novella. Visit miamioh.edu/mupress/novella for more details about the prize.

  • Length Requirements: Manuscripts must be 18,000–40,000 words. Unfortunately, shorter or longer manuscripts will be disqualified without refund.

  • Format Requirements: Manuscripts should be double-spaced and use a standard 12 pt. font, and include page numbers. Please be sure your name does not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

  • Eligibility: Previously published works are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed; please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.

    Previous Novella Prize winners are ineligible. Previous finalists may enter again unless they were finalists when Roley served as final judge (2007). 

    Students, former students, faculty, former faculty, or anyone connected to Miami University are not eligible to enter. By submitting your work and the form below you certify that you are not in any way affiliated with Miami University. 

Thank you! We look forward to reading your entry!