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Eighteenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award Submission Form

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Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award; our submissions are now closed.  Below please find the award's guidelines and submission form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Young Lions Office at 212.930.0885 or younglions@nypl.org

Young Lions Fiction Award

To be considered for this prize, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • The writer must be age 35 or younger at the time of the book’s publication during 2017.
  • The book must be written for adults (no children’s or YA).
  • He or she must be a citizen of the United States.
  • The work must be either a novel or a collection of short stories published between January 2017 and December 2017.  We will accept submissions in galley form for works to be published after the submission deadline of Friday, September 8, 2017. 

The publisher must submit all books.  Authors may not submit their work on their own.