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The James Jones First Novel Fellowship 2022

James Jones First Novel Fellowship 2022

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The 31st Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship is for an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2022, by the James Jones Literary Society.

The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into cultural and social issues exemplified by the late James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity, and other prose narratives of distinction.

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  •  award of $10,000 to the winner
  • Also, two runners up award of $1000 each


Eligible writers

  • Have never published a novel. This includes self-published novels.
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of America with Green Cards
  • Also, may have published any other type of work including non-fiction articles and short stories

Non-eligible writers

  • Officers of the James Jones Literary Society
  • Writers who have published previous novels

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Eligible submissions

  • Unpublished novels
  • Novels in which one or more chapters have been published

Non-eligible submissions

  • Collections of short stories
  • Linked short stories
  • Also, self-published novels

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Manuscript Guidelines

All manuscripts must include:

  • A synopsis of the novel, not to exceed more than two pages.
  • Also, a cover letter with the entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number, as well as e-mail address.
  • The first (50) pages of the novel-in-progress or the first 50 pages of a complete draft.
  • In addition, the entry fee of $30 plus a $3 processing fee. Payment options are provided on submission.

All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, with 1″ margins, 12 pt. font, and numbered pages. The entrant’s name should appear only on the cover letter, and must not be present anywhere else on the manuscript.

Moreover, you should submit the manuscript electronically.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 March,2022
Open toU.S. writer
OrganizerJames Jones Literary Society
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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