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FENCE + Fence Books are open for submissions. (2017-03-21 15:44:38)

The 2018 FMPP awarded to a work of Literature Appropriate for Children, and judged byDaniel Handler. “Literature Appropriate for Children” is prose whose primary audience is individuals between five and sixteen years old. Illustrated manuscripts are welcome, but the prize is for a work of prose, not a book of images which uses an occasional word. Manuscripts should be 200 pages or less. The fee to submit is $29. The winning manuscript will be published by Fence Books in Fall 2018. Submissions will be accepted February 22 –April 30 2017.

The Fence Modern Prize in Prose is a contest for open-form prose projects of any length written in English. Genres rotate between criticism, hybrid nonfiction, poetics, biography, autobiography, speculation, and anything Other. 

The 2018 Ottoline Prize will be open for submissions during the Month of March. The Ottoline Prize awards publication and $5,000 to a book-length work of poetry by a woman writing in English who has previously published one or more full-length books of poetry. The fee to submit is $29. The winning manuscript will be published by Fence Books in 2018, and the author will receive a $5000 cash prize. Past winners include Chelsey Minnis, Harmony Holiday, Lauren Shufran, Stacy Szymaszek, Wendy Xu, and Ariana Reines.

The Fence Modern Poets Series is open to poets of any gender and at any stage of career, and offers a one thousand dollar cash prize in addition to book publication. Past winners include Joyelle McSweeney, Prageeta Sharma, Geraldine Kim, Lee Ann Brown, and Paul Legault. The winning manuscript will be published by Fence Books in 2018. The Fence Modern Poets Series will be open during the month of April. 

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