2012 Les Figues NOS Book Contest

We are now accepting submissions for the Second Annual Les Figues NOS Book Contest. All entrants receive a TrenchArt Series title of choice. Deadline: September 15, 2012.

2012 Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest—
(NOS = not otherwise specified)

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript. Sina Queyras will judge. Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee by September 15th, 2012. Electronic submissions only. All entrants will receive one copy of a Les Figues TrenchArt Series title of their choosing.

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified.

Please note: The winning manuscript will be published in a design and format reflective of its content, i.e., it will not be part of the TrenchArt series, with its tall and slim format.

The winning manuscript will be announced in December 2012, with a fall 2013 publication date.

Manuscripts by current and past students of Sina Queyras will not be considered.

Link to Submission Manager


1) Submit a 64-250 page unpublished manuscript through our electronic submissions manager. Include acknowledgement page for published excerpts.

2) Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced; poetry manuscripts can be single- or double-spaced. Include manuscript title on each page; pages should be numbered. Files should be uploaded as a MS Word document or PDF. Please include a cover page with your contact information. Do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript; all submissions will be judged anonymously.

3) Cover page should include the following information: Name; Contact Information (mailing address, email, phone); Manuscript Title; and TrenchArt Series title of your choice. Upload your cover page as a separate file.

4) Include a $25.00 submission fee.


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