Ends on April 1, 2018$25.00 - 40.00
$25.00 - 40.00

2018 NOS Book Contest

(NOS = not otherwise specified)

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning manuscript.

Simone White* will judge.

2018 judge Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed, House of Envy of All the World and 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.

Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee ($40.00 for international shipping) by the deadline, Sunday, APRIL 1, 2018 at midnight PST. Electronic submissions only.

All entrants will receive one copy of a Les Figues NOS title of their choosing (refer to dropdown menu in submissions form for available titles). To browse Les Figues books, see www.lesfigues.com/books.

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

Les Figues editors will select an additional manuscript to be published by the press as the NOS Les Figues Editors Selection.

Please note: The winning manuscripts will be published in a design and format reflective of its content. 

Multiple submissions allowed (with a separate fee for each submission). Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. The winning manuscript must be an unpublished work (published excerpts ok).

The selected manuscripts will be announced in Summer 2018, with an expected Spring/Summer 2019 publication date.

*Manuscripts by current and past students or close acquaintances of Simone White will not be considered. If you have specific questions about your eligibility, please contact us at info@lesfigues.com.

Les Figues follows the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.


  • Submit a 64-250 page unpublished manuscript through our electronic submissions manager. 
  • Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced; poetry manuscripts can be single-, double-, or alternatively-spaced. Include manuscript title on each page; pages should be numbered. Files should be uploaded as a MS Word document or PDF. Do not include your name or any other identifying material (including acknowledgments) anywhere in the manuscript; all submissions will be judged anonymously.
  • Include a $25.00 submission fee ($40.00 for international shipping).