2014 Debut-litzer Prizes

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The submission period has closed for the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes in the categories of fiction and poetry. Finalists will be announced before July 1st, and winners will be announced in August. Debut-litzer Prize podcasts will be released in October. Winners will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a featured appearance on Late Night Conversation. Literary judges will discuss winning books on Late Night Debut. 

The 2015 competition opens in October.

Debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 will be eligible in fiction and poetry. Authors, agents, publicists, or publishers may submit entries. 

Entries must be published in English and available for purchase in either hardcover or bound paperback book form.

Eligible Books: Debut novels, short story collections, and novellas are eligible in the category of fiction. Debut books and chapbooks are eligible in the category of poetry. A debut is defined as a first book published within the category of submission. First books of fiction or poetry by authors who have published books in the other submission category are eligible (i.e. a poet’s first work of fiction, or a fiction writer’s first book of poems). 

An application fee of $25 is required for each submission. An additional processing fee is required for online payment.

Contact LNL@latenightlibrary.org with questions regarding the Debut-litzer Prizes.