This year's judge is Mat Johnson, author of author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop
, Hunting Harlem
, and the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot
We are looking for fiction and creative nonfiction of any length, genre, and subject matter. This contest is open only to authors of ethnic background. For more details about the 2040 Books mission, please visit this page. We are also hosting the general SFWP Awards Program, which is open to all authors over the age of 18.
- The grand prize is $1,000, and one runner up will receive $500
- Authors retain all rights to their work
- Winners will be offered a competitive book contract for full-market, frontlist release. There’s no obligation to sign this contract.
- There is a $25 reading fee
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