Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series!
Assembling Your Manuscript:
The fiction prize is for a short story collection, and manuscripts should be at least 150 pages long. Novels are not considered; one novella along with short stories will be considered as a collection, but single novellas or a collection of novellas are not eligible.
While we encourage the inclusion of individual pieces published in journals or anthologies, we cannot allow pieces that have appeared in previously published collections just as we cannot re-publish previously published collections as a whole, including self-published books.
Formatting Your Manuscript:
Use a fairly standard serif font such as Times New Roman, Cambria, or Garamond, sized at 12 pt, with one inch margins. This not only ensures readability but prevents many file compatibility issues.
If you'd like to include an acknowledgements page citing previous publication details for included work, you may place it just after the title page or at the very end of the manuscript.
Please do not list your name or contact information anywhere in your manuscript. This includes the file name as well as page headers and footers.
Tips for Uploading:
Double-check you're submitting a fiction manuscript! If you're looking to submit a poetry manuscript, you can do that here.
If you experience problems uploading, please try again with another browser. We find Google Chrome usually works well for this.
If you have other questions, you may direct them to David at PSBookPrize@unl.edu.