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Submitting Your Novella

Please read Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize Terms and Conditions to make sure you meet all the requirements. Click here.

Prepare the following to ensure your submission process goes well when you upload your work:

  • Word Count
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Geographic location – city, state, country
  • How you found out about the competition
  • Biographical information: In 100 words or less, provide biographical information about who you are as a writer. This is helpful in understanding who enters the competition. Your bio is not connected to your novella manuscript and no reviewers or judges will see it.

 

Your Novella:

  • On the first page put only these two pieces of information:
      • The title of your novella
      • The word count of the novella
  • Number pages sequentially on bottom right of page
  • Put the title of your novella as a header at the top of each page
  • Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double-space the document.
  • Must be saved and submitted as a PDF. Make sure your final document is ready to submit before going to the submission page. Once you have submitted your manuscript you cannot make changes
  • Do NOT put your name on your manuscript PDF. This is blinded competition and manuscripts must be submitted without your name. Your name will be entered into the “Name” screen when you start the submission process

 

Submission Fee:

  • The submission/readers fee is $50 for submissions received by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15, 2017.

 

Prize Timeline:

  • Submissions will be received beginning May 1, 2017
  • All submissions must be received online and paid for by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15, 2017
  • The three finalists will be notified once the jury has made its decision on or before October 20, 2017.
  • The winners of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize will be publicly announced on or before November 1, 2017

 

How the Submission Process Works:

  • When you click the Submit button below you will be directed to a screen where you will click the orange “submit” button
  • The next screen will ask you to create a Submittable account – set up your Submittable account (name, email & password). Click “create account and continue.”
  • The next screen is where you submit your novella. On this page enter:
    1. The title of your novella
    2. Your 100 word or less biographical information
    3. Upload your Novella as a PDF
    4. Then click Submit
  • You will see a screen that says, “submission successfully submitted.”

Congratulations! We look forward to reading your work.

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Award packages:

  • Award package for the winner:
    • $6,000.00 cash award
    • Publication by Melville House, a critically acclaimed independent press
    • Hotel, travel and per diem to attend and read/participate in other programs at Miami Book Fair after publication
    • Publicity and exposure at the Miami Book Fair, on the Miami Book Fair website and social media properties, and in Miami Book Fair publications. Other media exposure as appropriate.
  • Award package for the two runners-ups:
    • $3,000 cash award
    • Hotel, travel and per diem to attend and read/participate in other programs at Miami Book Fair 2018
    • Publicity and exposure at the Miami Book Fair, on the Miami Book Fair website and social media properties, and in Miami Book Fair publications. Other media exposure as appropriate.