GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES

All manuscripts must include:

  • An outline of the novel, not to exceed more than two pages.
  • A cover letter with entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • The first (50) pages of the novel-in-progress.
  • A $30.00 check or money order made payable to Wilkes University.

 

All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, with 1″ margins, 12 pt. font, and numbered pages. Entrant’s name should appear only on the cover letter, and must not be present anywhere else on the manuscript.

ONLINE ENTRIES

Online entries are subject to a $3.00 processing fee.

For online entries, we request that all personal information appear only on the cover letter and synopsis and that the first 50 pages of the novel be submitted as a separate document.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Entries can be mailed to:

James Jones First Novel Fellowship
c/o M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing
Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766

Online entries can be submitted here.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS

Manuscripts may be submitted for publication simultaneously. If your manuscript is accepted elsewhere, we kindly request you inform The James Jones Literary Society at your earliest convenience.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Entries are accepted from October 1, 2018, until midnight on March 15 2019. Finalists will be notified no later than late August.

An excerpt from the winning manuscript will be published in Provincetown Arts.