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"Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and to impact communities nationally with our efforts to promote literary readership and advocacy of creative writing workshops and readings offered across the country."
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The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction recognizes daring, original, and innovative novels (generally over 40,000 words, but there is no hard minimum). A $5,000 advance and publication by Dzanc Books will be awarded to the winner. The Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize celebrates imaginative and inventive writing in book-length collections (generally over 40,000 words, but there is no hard minimum). The winning submission will be awarded a $2,500 advance and publication by Dzanc Books.

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Dzanc Books solicits submissions through our annual contests: the Prize for Fiction, which recognizes novels that are daring, original, and innovative, and offers a $5,000 advance and publication; and the Short Story Collection, which seeks well-crafted and powerful book-length collections and offers a $2,500 advance and publication.
At this time, we are not seeking submissions of poetry or YA/children's fiction.

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