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$25.00 USD, $30.00 USD

Ends on 9/15/2015

Size limit: 64-250 pages

Fifth Annual 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.

lê thi diem thúy* will judge.

Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee ($30.00 for international shipping) by the deadline, Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 at midnight PST. Electronic submissions only.

All entrants will receive one copy of a Les Figues 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 The winning manuscript must be an unpublished work (published excerpts ok).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 winning manuscript will be announced in December 2015, with a fall 2016 publication date.

*Manuscripts by current and past students or close acquaintances of lê thi diem thúy will not be considered.

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  • Submit a 64-250 page unpublished manuscript through our electronic submissions manager.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 ($30.00 for international shipping).