The Elixir Press 2019 Fiction Award

Elixir Press is sponsoring a fiction contest open to all writers writing in English.  Both short story collections and novels are eligible.  The prize will be $2,000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 copies of the book.

    •    Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page and on standard paper.
    •    No dot matrix unless letter quality.
    •    Send a business size SASE for reply only; manuscripts cannot be returned.
    •    An SAS postcard for receipt of manuscript is optional.
    •    Please use a 12 to 14 point font.
    •    Do not send the only copy of your manuscript.
    •    Do not send biographical material, photographs, CDs, videos, or illustrations.
    •    Enclose a cover sheet stating the name of the manuscript and the author's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number and a cover sheet with the title alone.
    •    Manuscripts must be double-spaced, paginated, and include a table of contents, if appropriate, and an acknowledgments page, if appropriate.
    •    Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as Elixir is notified immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
    •    Manuscripts should be 120 pages to 500 pages in length.
    •    Please secure your manuscript with either a rubber band or file folder.  Do not otherwise bind your manuscript.
    •    Friends, students, and former students of the judge or the editorial staff of Elixir Press are ineligible to enter.

The entry fee is $40.

Manuscripts will be accepted from March 1 to May 31, 2019.

Submit entries to:
Elixir Press Fiction Award
Elixir Press
P.O. Box 27029
Denver, CO 80227

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For electronic submissions, please use this link: Submit to Elixir Press

Dana Curtis