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Hey guys, we’re opening up the 3rd Knickerbocker Prize! If you’re not familiar with it, it’s something Heather Jacobs, founder of Big Fiction Magazine, began a few years ago, honoring that strange and subtle form known as the novella. The inaugural prize was judged by National Book Award nominee, Lauren Groff, and the second by LA Times Book Award finalist, David James Poissant. This year we’re happy announce Shann Ray, author of most recently of American Copper will be the final judge. Here’s a little about the guidelines, but for the whole kit and kaboodle go to: 

Looking forward to reading your work, and feel free to shoot us an email with any questions:!

Submit your manuscript of 15,000 – 40,000 words and entry fee of $15 between January 10 and March 15, 2016. All entries must be self-contained works of fiction (no excerpts, please). All entries will be considered for publication. Finalists will be notified and the winning entry announced in May 2016. The winning manuscript will receive the $500 honorarium, plus a standard book contract and publication with Dock Street Press.