NOS 2018: Open for Submissions


We are delighted to announce Simone White as the judge for our 2018 NOS Book Contest. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the judge’s winning selection. In addition, a second manuscript will be published as the 2018 NOS Book Contest Editors Selection. 

Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of DeathOf Being DispersedHouse of Envy of All the Worldand Unrest. She is Program Director at The Poetry Project (at St. Mark’s Church) and, in Spring 2018, she will be visiting associate professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 NOS Book Contest! The submission period opens on January 15 and extends to 11:59pm PST on March 20.  

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, translations, and all forms not otherwise specified. We publish — and look forward to reading — works that exceed genre conventions.

All entrants will receive a Les Figues NOS title of their choosing (see list of previous winners). 

Previous Winners and Contest Guidelines  


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