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The 2021 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction – Deadline: April 30, 2021, 11:59 PM

The Guernica Prize recognizes the best literary fiction novel that pushes boundaries and is cutting edge. Each entry must be an unpublished novel of at least 40,000 words.

A $50 entry fee (online submission through Submittable only) must accompany each submission. Authors may submit more than one manuscript but each manuscript must include a separate entry fee. The name of the author or anything identifying the author should appear nowhere in the manuscript.

The prize consists of $1,000 and a publication contract with Guernica Editions. The winning author agrees to publication with Guernica.

The jury will be announced in the new year.

Please name your file your story title or the first three words of the story title if the title is longer than three words. Each entry must be submitted separately online and each requires an entry fee.

The Guernica Prize is open to Canadian citizens and/or residents of Canada only.

Please note that submissions to the prize are final. If a submission is retracted, there is no refund of the entry fee.