Monday, May 15, 2017

Books and Books now open in Pinecrest


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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Miami Book Fair is sponsoring a contest for Novellas (17,000 to 40,000 words) with terrific prizes and recognition for the winners. Jan Becker, author of The Sunshine Chronicles and media publicist for the Miami Book Fair, sent us the info:



The Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, presented by Miami Dade College, has partnered with The de Groot Foundation to launch the Miami Book Fair/De Groot Prize to be awarded to an author for an unpublished novella.

The Prizes
The winner of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize will receive a $6,000 cash award, publication by Melville House, a critically acclaimed independent press, an expense-paid (hotel, travel, per diem) trip to the Miami Book Fair after publication, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the fair. The two runners-up will each receive $2,000, an expense-paid (hotel, travel, per diem) trip to the Miami Book Fair, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the Fair. The three winners' work will be publicized in print and online media.
Prize Timeline
  • Submissions will be received beginning May 1, 2017
  • All submissions must be received online and paid for by midnight EST on June 15, 2017
  • The three finalists will be notified once the jury has made its decision on or before October 20, 2017.
  • The winners of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize will be publicly announced on or before November 1, 2017