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First Novel Prize: Founded in 1820, the Center for Fiction is now accepting submissions for the eighth annual Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, which is supported by writer Nancy Dunnan in honor of her late father, newspaperman Ray Flaherty. The award carries with it a $10,000 cash prize for the winner, and each shortlisted writer receives $1,000. It is given to a debut novel published in the United States between January 1 and December 31, 2013.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award: Amazon started accepting entries on January 14, 2013. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. You must be the only author of your Manuscript, and your Manuscript must be a novel between 50,000 and 150,000 words.

Pulitzer Prize: Did you know that there are only about 160 titles entered per category for the Pulitzer Prize? Categories are Fiction, Biography, General Non-Fiction, History, and Poetry. Pulitzer Prizes tend to be awarded to works about America. Beware: the deadline is in early October. If the book will not be published until October, November or December should be submitted in galley or page-proof form by October.

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